Dáil Éireann - Volume 606 - 29 September, 2005
Written Answers - Third Level Staffing.
Mr. Gregory Mr. Gregory
143. Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Education and Science if any additional posts for colleges of further education have been allocated since her commitment to make allocation in Easter 2005; if so, the schools to which they were allocated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26079/05]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin: Earlier this year I announced an extra  100 posts for this sector. So far, my Department has approved an additional 1,466 places on post-leaving certificate, or PLC, courses in the 2005-06 academic year. Based on a ratio of 16:1, that would involve an additional 91 teaching posts.
To date, based on requests from post-primary schools and vocational education committees, my Department has allocated approximately 56 extra teaching posts for PLC courses. The allocation is being reviewed in the light of the shortfall in the uptake of posts, and the remaining 44 posts announced will then be allocated. A breakdown of the allocation to individual schools will be compiled by my Department and forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it is available.
Dáil Éireann 606 Written Answers Third Level Staffing.