Dáil Éireann - Volume 344 - 07 July, 1983
Written Answers. - Illiteracy Levels.
Mr. Mac Giolla Mr. Mac Giolla
115. Mr. Mac Giolla asked the Minister for Education the number of illiterate adults in the State; and the steps being taken to monitor levels of illiteracy among school leavers.
Minister for Education (Mrs. Hussey) Gemma Hussey
Minister for Education (Mrs. Hussey): There is no statistical information available to my Department which would serve as a reliable basis for a calculation of the number of persons referred to in the question from the Deputy.
The existing formal arrangements for monitoring the levels of academic attainment of school leavers are by means of the group, intermediate and leaving certificate examinations. The Curriculum and Examinations Board which I propose to establish will concern itself with the question of the improvements which may be effected in these arrangements.
Dáil Éireann 344 Written Answers. Illiteracy Levels.