To ask the Minister for Education and Science the enrolment of Cork School of Music part-time students of primary and post-primary level each year since 2002 respectively; the breakdown of enrolment of these part-time students per class/instrument type; and if he will make a statement on the matter.- David Stanton.
To ask the Minister for Education and Science the number of new part-time students of primary and post-primary level enrolled in the Cork School of Music each year since 2002 respectively; the number of new part-time students due to begin in the 2008/2009 academic year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. -David Stanton.
* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 8th July, 2008.
Reference Number: 27790/08, 27791/08
Minister for Education and Science (Batt O’Keeffe, T.D.)
I propose to take questions 772 and 773 together.
As the Deputy will be aware, the Cork School of Music represents a constituent part of Cork Institute of Technology. The Institutes of Technology are statutory bodies established under the Institutes of Technology Acts 1992 to 2006. Under the terms of these Acts, the governance and day-to-day activities of the Institutes, including student enrolments, are matters for which the
Governing Bodies and the Management of the Institutes are responsible. The Institutes receive a block grant from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and my Department has requested that the HEA seek details of the information sought by the Deputy. When the available information is received it will be forwarded by my Department to the Deputy.