The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has invited patron bodies to apply for patronage of four new primary schools. The new schools are due to be established in September 2014.
Tá cuireadh tugtha ag an Aire Oideachais Ruairí Quinn do phatrúin scoile iarratas a chur isteach ar bhunscoileanna nua. Bunófar na scoileanna nua in 2014.
Bunófar na bunscoileanna nua i
Cuireadh tús leis an bpróiseas seo i mí Meithimh seo caite. D’fhógair an tAire Oideachais go mbunófar 20 bunscoil nua agus 20 meánscoil nua as sin agus 2017 chun freastal ar an ardú atá tagtha ar líon na ndaltaí sa tír.
Osclaíodh seacht scoil nua i mí Meán Fómhair 2012 agus osclófar cúig scoil eile i mí Meán Fómhair 2013. Measann an Roinn Oideachais go n-ardóidh líon na ndaltaí bunscoile sa tír seo faoi 45,050 faoi thús na scoilbhliana 2017/2018.
The four new schools will be in
The announcement is the continuation of a process which began in June 2011 when the Minister announced that 20 primary schools and 20 new post-primary schools were to be established up to 2017 across a number of locations to cater for increasing pupil numbers.
Of the 20 new primary to be built in coming years to meet rising enrolment, seven opened in September 2012 and five more are due to open this coming September. The Department of Education & Skills is forecasting an increase of over 45,050 primary pupils by the start of the 2017/18 school year.