13 Feb

Farry responds to Executive decision on teacher training premia

Alliance Employment and Learning Minister, Stephen Farry MLA, has responded to the decision of the Executive to direct the payment of small and specialist institution premia to Stranmillis University College and St. Mary’s University College by highlighting the impact of this decision on other skills initiatives and its inconsistency with other stated Executive priorities.

Stephen Farry stated: “Today’s Executive decision further reinforces the reality that Northern Ireland continues to operate a system of teacher training that is not fit for purpose. It remains financially unviable, it is not keeping pace with world-class standards, and it is not in keeping with the creation of a shared and inclusive future. (more…)

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