Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Third Level Education

Norma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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267. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the date for the reopening of third-level institutions. [6342/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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Higher Education Institutions are autonomous institutions and are entitled to regulate their own academic affairs and administrative processes. Therefore the timelines for re-opening are a matter for each institution to decide.

The national co-ordination group for tertiary education is meeting on a regular basis to consider key issues impacting the tertiary sector, including arrangements for re-opening insitutions. These arrangements will be dependent on public health advice, and will be communicated to learners as soon as possible.

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