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Education Minister meets Institute of Directors

30 November, 2010 - by Caitríona Ruane


Education Minister, Caitríona Ruane, has met with a delegation from the Institute of Directors to discuss a range of education issues.

Speaking after the meeting, the Minister said: "I had a very useful meeting with the Institute of Directors (IoD) today. The topics of discussion included the delay in the establishment of the Education and Skills Authority, raising standards, tackling underachievement in literacy and numeracy and my participation in the Executive Sub-Committee on the Economy and Budget 2010.

"There are many areas of mutual agreement and interest and I share many of the concerns raised by the IoD. We must do more to ensure our education system produces better results for our young people, make it more efficient and ensure that every child has a chance to achieve their potential.

"Encouraging and promoting closer links between business and education is an important strategic objective of my Department and is reflected in a number of DEs key policies such as the revised curriculum and Entitlement Framework. I would like to encourage more people from a broad range of backgrounds, including the business community to become school governors, which plays a pivotal and vital role in shaping our education system and ensuring young people get the best education they can."

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