The new School of Education for Maynooth University (MU) has been opened today to help support the college as student numbers continue to rise.
The facility was opened by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, who were former students at Maynooth University. The new facility, which has cost €14.1 million, will expand the university’s capacity for students who wish to study education.
According to a MU press release, the facility is set to provide outstanding teacher education and innovative education research. Since 1926, Maynooth University has provided education for training teachers. It was also the first Irish institution to provide the full spectrum of teacher education.
“This new home for teacher education and education research at Maynooth will enable the University to continue to build upon decades of outstanding work by our academics and graduates, whether in the classroom, as school leaders, or as policymakers”, said Professor Phillip Nolan.
According to the Irish Independent, the new building was funded by university resources, as well as a donation from the Dominican Sisters and the European Investment Bank.
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