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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 213.  Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor Information on Olivia Mitchell Zoom on Olivia Mitchell  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the number of teachers that are employed by the State to teach transition year students; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16662/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The management authority of each school carries responsibility for making decisions regarding the Transition Year (TY) Programme in that school. Based on information available to my Department the number of students enrolled in the Transition Year programme for the 2011/2012 school year is 30,536 with circa 1,600 whole time equivalent teaching posts allocated in respect of same.

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