Students condemn ASTI co-operation ban


The ASTI decision to ban co-operation with new secondary school courses was today condemned as reckless and selfish by a students’ union.

The Union of Secondary School Students said ASTI members should remember any action they take should affect the Government, not students.

Following a ballot last December, the ASTI announced its members would not co-operate with the introduction of new programmes, syllabuses and curricula in secondary schools as part of their campaign for a salary increase. The ban takes affect from the 2002/2003 school year.

The students union added a proposed ban on supervision and substitution would disrupt the studies of leaving and junior certificate students.