Dáil Éireann - Volume 372 - 06 May, 1987

Written Answers. - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

17. Mr. McCartan asked the Minister for Education the plans, if any, she has to take special measures to improve the pupil-teacher ratio in disadvantaged areas.

Minister for Education (Mrs. O'Rourke): For some time now, my Department has promoted a programme of special educational measures for schools in disadvantaged areas, which includes a scheme for providing additional teaching assistance in such schools. To date, a total of 102 extra teachers have been allocated to provide additional teaching assistance in 81 schools in disadvantaged areas.