Bring back the Gaeltacht Grant for Student Teachers
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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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