Category Archives: Education

One in five children unable to read

 Report finds one in five children in Northern Ireland leave primary school unable to read. A recent report by Save the Children finds that children experiencing poverty are more likely to fail...

OECD apologises to Northern Ireland’s students

 A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development wrongly claimed students from Northern Ireland’s universities have some of the world’s worst literacy and numeracy skills.  The Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

O’Dowd closes Youth Council

 The non-departmental body’s functions will be subsumed into the Education Authority. Education Minister John O’Dowd has confirmed that the Youth Council for Northern Ireland will be closed and its functions will transfer...

Anti-Bullying Bill introduced

Education Minister, John O’Dowd MLA hopes to pass legislation before the Executive’s mandate expires. Education Minister, John O’Dowd MLA has introduced a Bill to the Northern Ireland Assembly that will attempt to...

O’Dowd closes Youth Council

The non-departmental body’s functions will be subsumed into the Education Authority.  Education Minister John O’Dowd has confirmed that the Youth Council for Northern Ireland will be closed and its functions will transfer...

Social media pressures

A recent study by the University of Glasgow suggests social media pressures cause teenagers to suffer anxiety and depression. Young people are experiencing depression, anxiety, and sleep deprivation because they feel a...

One in five children unable to read

Report finds one in five children in Northern Ireland leave primary school unable to read. A recent report by Save the Children finds that children experiencing poverty are more likely to fail...

Anti-Bullying Bill introduced

Education Minister, John O’Dowd MLA hopes to pass legislation before the Executive’s mandate expires. Education Minister, John O’Dowd MLA has introduced a Bill to the Northern Ireland Assembly that will attempt to...