Minister requests History to be given special core status
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Tuesday October 1) announced that he has requested History to be given a special core status in the Framework for Junior Cycle.
Minister McHugh took the decision after giving full consideration to a review of the optional status of History under the new Framework for Junior Cycle which was carried out by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA).
Last November the NCCA was asked to carry out the review and filed a report to the Minister in July.
The Minister will request the support of the NCCA in devising a new structure for the Junior Cycle Framework which includes History as a special core status.