Northern Ireland lobby over high unemployment amongst teacher graduates

12th January 2001 at 00:00
THE NASUWT's Northern Ireland officials have been lobbying Mr McGuinness over the "scandalous" unemployment crisis facing the province's young teacher graduates.

Regional officer Tom McKee said statistics from the province's Department of Eucation showed that in 1995, only 39 per cent of the graduates had secured permanent teaching posts in their first year. Two years later, more than a third were still in the same position.

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