Bring back the Gaeltacht Grant for Student Teachers

Bring back the Gaeltacht Grant for Student Teachers

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USI started this petition to Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh

We are calling on the Government to bring back the Gaeltacht Grant to support our student teachers. This comes at a cost of upwards of €1,500 to the student teacher, and would cost €2 million euro to reinstate. The Gaeltacht Grant cut was part of the 2012 budget and our student teachers are struggling. 42% of current students and 31% of graduates said they have considered dropping out due to financial pressures (USI Student Teacher Report, 2017).

Táimid ag iarraidh brú a chur ar an rialtas tacaíocht a thabhairt d’ábhar oidí le deontas gaeltachta. Tá costas de €1,500 nó níos mó ann de na mac léinn agus chosnódh sé €2 milliúin chun an deontas a thabhairt ar ais. Dúirt 42% de na mac léinn agus 31% de daoine céimithe go raibh siad ag smaoineamh faoi luathfhágáil de bharr na costais (USI Student Teacher Report, 2017).

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