Category Archives: Education

Who’s who in education

A look at the key players in the education sector. Education Minister: Peter Weir, MLA A barrister by profession Peter Weir was originally elected as an Ulster Unionist back in 1998. Following...

Immersed in Irish

From acorns grow mighty trees. That is the hope, at least, of the Irish Medium sector in the oak leaf county. Ciarán Galway visits Gaelcholáiste Dhoire. Dungiven Castle, an imposing early 19th...

Performance in STEM

A skilled workforce in Northern Ireland has been highlighted as a major necessity in developing the local economy in a post-Brexit era, with that in mind agendaNi analyses the current performance of...

Curriculum: the big picture

Now into a sixth year since its full implementation, the is firmly established. agendaNi outlines its journey to becoming a curriculum for the 21st century. Curriculum is a complex concept with a...

The teaching workforce

  agendaNi outlines the latest annual statistics released by the Department of Education relating to teachers working in grant-aided schools. The most striking statistic to come out of the figures for 2015/16...

Skills: A key economic driver

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry MLA sets out the importance of skills to the local economy and outlines the current work of his department in identifying skills requirements.   Skills...

Student numbers and qualifications

agendaNi reviews the latest enrolment and qualifications statistics for Northern Ireland students.   Enrolments The number of Northern Ireland students enrolled in higher education across the UK has decreased by 2.7 per...

Supporting Northern Ireland

Queen’s University Belfast’s President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick G Johnston outlines the significant contribution the University makes to Northern Ireland.   Queen’s University Belfast makes a significant social and economic contribution to...

Young people in work

Recent figures show a reduction in young people who are not in education, employment or training during 2015.   2015 saw a significant reduction in young people who are not in education,...