Junior Cert cut to eight subjects to assist literacy and numeracy

“Junior certificate students will study eight rather than 10 subjects starting with next year’s first-year student intake as part of a radical strategy to improve literacy and numeracy. Under the plan primary schools will increase the time spent on literacy study to 90 minutes while maths education will increase from 36 minutes to 50 minutes …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 9 July]

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