Dáil Éireann - Volume 491 - 03 June, 1998
Written Answers. - Senior Cycle Students.
Mr. R. Bruton Mr. R. Bruton
278. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Education and Science the percentage of students who have completed the senior cycle in each of the past five years. [12710/98]
Minister for Education and Science (Mr. Martin) Micheál Martin
Minister for Education and Science (Mr. Martin): An internal departmental evaluation in 1997 of available data indicated a retention rate to completion of senior cycle of 82.1 per cent.
The ESRI annual school leavers surveys — data applicable to year prior to survey — indicated rates of retention to completion of senior cycle as follows: 1996 survey, 80.8 per cent; 1995 survey, 81.9 per cent; 1994 survey, 79.3 per cent; and 1993 survey, 79.8 per cent.
Dáil Éireann 491 Written Answers. Senior Cycle Students.