Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Edukaj Kriterioj

…de la Belfast Telegraph:

Education Minister Caitriona Ruane was today embroiled in a new controversy as it emerged that a vital strategy to improve the dire reading and maths standards of young people leaving school will be delayed by up to two months - because it has to be translated into Irish.

The Department of Education has confirmed to the Belfast Telegraph that the important Literacy and Numeracy Strategy will now "probably" be issued for consultation in June - just as schools are preparing to close for their long summer break…

…Sinn Fein Fermanagh/South Tyrone MLA and Irish speaker Barry McElduff said that he supported Caitriona Ruane's plan to translate the document into Irish.

" I regret that Irish language speakers are always placed in a defensive position when it comes to the promotion of the Irish Language," he said...

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