Kenehan welcomes 1,400 teachers jobs

Thurles Labour Cllr Johnny Kenehan for Thurles welcomed confirmation that Labour in Government has again protected pupil teacher ratio for primary and secondary schools across Ireland and that as a result, 1,400 new teaching jobs will be created in 2014.

Thurles Labour Cllr Johnny Kenehan for Thurles welcomed confirmation that Labour in Government has again protected pupil teacher ratio for primary and secondary schools across Ireland and that as a result, 1,400 new teaching jobs will be created in 2014.

Thurles Labour Cllr Johnny Kenehan for Thurles welcomed confirmation that Labour in Government has again protected pupil teacher ratio for primary and secondary schools across Ireland and that as a result, 1,400 new teaching jobs will be created in 2014.

Cllr. Kenehan had recently put down a motion at the Thurles Town Council monthly meeting seeking a reversal of education cuts in the 2014 Budget. “This announcement retains the pupil teacher ratio at current levels, enabling schools to focus on the pupils educational needs without loss of quality teaching staff. I think the addition of 1,400 jobs in the education sector is a timely boost. If the country is develop in all sectors more teaching posts must be provided for our young graduates, education is the key to economic success and the way out of poverty. The news that teacher pupil ratios have been protected reflects Labour’s determination that every child, regardless of their parents income, gets the quality education they deserve. In addition to this, 1,400 new teachers will be hired as well as the establishment of 100 breakfast clubs.”