More schools under special supervision because of financial trouble

The number of primary and secondary schools under direct education ministry supervision because of financial problems has risen from 12 to 26 over the past six months, according to ministry figures.

The figures were obtained by the Aob teaching union using freedom of information legislation.

The union says the situation at some schools is extremely serious because of the lack of cash. For example, some are using old teaching programmes because they cannot afford to buy new ones.

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