Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014: Second Stage

“Question proposed: ‘That the Bill be now read a Second Time’. Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): I am pleased to introduce the Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014. Its main purposes are to provide for the authorisation by the Minister of the use of the description ‘university’ by a high quality education provider for specified purposes outside the State; to amend the Student Support Act 2011 to ensure the Minister has the power to prescribe post-leaving certificate, PLC, courses for the purposes of the student grants scheme; and to amend the Education Act 1998 to provide for a refusal of access to specified information that would enable the compilation of comparative information on relative school performance in terms of students’ academic achievement …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 1 July]

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