Sinn Féin Welcomes Passing Of New Education Bill

The passing of the new Further Education Training Bill 2013 (FETB) through the Dáil report stage has been welcomed by Sinn Féin.

The party's education spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien said: "A lot of hard work has gone into refining this legislation. Strong arguments were made at all stages of the Bill passing to ensure it was drafted in such a way to make its objectives as inclusive as possible, with a particular focus on adult learners and people with literacy difficulties.

"From the start our emphasis was to ensure the FET Bill provided enhanced levels of support for marginalised learners who were least well served by the education and training systems in the past.

Describing the legislation as “very progressive”, Deputy O’Brien said the FET Bill will be instrumental in shaping the future direction of the FET sector for years to come.


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