North South Ministerial Council Education Meeting

The Speaker received notification from the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in accordance with section 52A (1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (as amended), that a North South Ministerial Council meeting in Education sectoral format was held in Armagh, on 27 February 2013.

The following Executive Ministers were in attendance:

Minister O’Dowd MLA; and
Minister McCausland MLA.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:


NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices

27 FEBRUARY 2013


1. Opening Remarks by Ministers

 2. Special Education Needs [Paper NSMC ED 1 (13) 1]

3. Progress Report [Paper NSMC ED 1 (13) 2]

  • Education Underachievement         
  • School, Youth and Teacher Exchanges
  • Study on North South Cooperation in Education sector

Other Matters

4. Food Safety Promotion Board Business

5. Plan and Budget 2012 [Paper NSMC ED 1 (13) 3A]

6. Date of Next Meeting [Paper NSMC ED 1 (13) 4 ]

7. Draft Joint Communiqué [Paper NSMC ED 1 (13) JC]

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