Intel boss says education crucial for competitiveness

Intel's Irish boss has said that Ireland needs to continue to reform its educational system if it is to remain competitive as a location for high-tech industries.

12th May, 2012
Eamonn Sinnott, general manager, Intel Ireland.

Intel's Irish boss has said that Ireland needs to continue to reform its educational system if it is to remain competitive as a location for high-tech industries.

Eamonn Sinnott, general manager of Intel Ireland, said there was growing recognition of the fact that Ireland's educational standards had slipped in some areas. Declining PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) ratings in maths were a particular area of concern, he said.

"I myself am a product of...

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