Education

Engineering and science programmes have been struggling to cope with funding shortfalls, the acting president of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has said.

€200m building spend to create 8,000 spaces at ITs

A €200m building spend at 11 institutes of technology will create extra spaces for around 8,000 students in state-of-the-art facilities for everything from catering to computer science.

Changes to standards for teacher degrees welcomed

Higher Leaving Certificate standards to get into teacher training degrees should not rule out huge numbers of students, a union has said.

How do we sell careers in STEM to young girls?

How do we encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM? Andrea Mara meets the women who think they’ve found the answer. 

Japanese class on the rise in Cork school

Not all classes start with students standing and bowing to the teacher — but that’s what happens when teenagers come into Gretta Daly’s Japanese classes.

More schools built by firm despite fire safety concerns

The company that built dozens of schools now under investigation due to fire safety concerns is currently building six more schools for the Department of Education and was given the contracts after the fears emerged.

LIT lecturers protest over damage caused by funding crisis

Limerick Institute of Technology lecturers today staged a lunchtime protest outside their place of work over the funding crisis facing their sector.

Department accused of cover-up over school fire-safety failings

The Department of Education has been accused of a cover-up over fire safety failings at five schools.

60 schools around country to be audited for fire safety standards

60 schools around the country are to be audited for fire safety standards after five recently built schools were found to be in breach of regulations.

Department rejects schools’ bids to rectify fire safety fears

More than half of all primary schools seeking state help to address serious fire safety concerns in the past three years had their requests rejected by the Department of Education.

School support staff to be balloted on strike action

Thousands of school support staff are to be balloted for industrial action as the Government announced plans to hire almost 1,000 more special needs assistants later this year.

Three Irish universities improve in world rankings

The latest World University Rankings show that three Irish universities have boosted their graduate employability for 2018.

First Humanism lessons to be introduced into Irish primary schools today

The first ever Humanism lesson plans will be introduced into a network of Irish primary schools today in a joint initiative involving the Humanist Association of Ireland (HAI) and Educate Together.