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Minister for Education and Skills announces €7m in grants

12th May, 2015

Minister for Education and Skills announces €7m in grants to 450 post-primary schools to support implementation of Design and Communication Graphics programme

The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan TD, has today announced that she is making available €7 million in grants for schools to help implement the Design and Communication Graphics (DCG) curriculum.

DCG, introduced in 2007, is one of the main Leaving Certificate subjects where information technology is a central requirement in assessment methodology. Last year, over 5,400 students sat the subject for the Leaving Certificate, and it is studied in 450 schools.

Announcing the grants, Minister O'Sullivan said: "My Department recognises the importance of DCG as it directly contributes to the key skills required in Ireland's knowledge-based economy. It incorporates principles of science, materials, manufacture, design, technology and information technology".

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