Written Answers - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Wednesday, 30 June 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 588 No. 3

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  110.  Mr. Murphy  Information on Gerard Murphy  Zoom on Gerard Murphy   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the pupil-teacher ratio at secondary level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19455/04]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey  The pupil-teacher ratio at second level has improved significantly in recent years. The ratio fell from 16:1 in the 1996-97 school year to 13.6:1 in the 2002-03 school year and 13.48 :1 for the 2003-04 school year. My Department will continue to seek further reductions in the pupil-teacher ratio as resources permit.


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