Thirty-two schools inflate number of pupils to get grants
The 32 schools detected had overclaimed for 582 pupils, an average of 18 each
More than 30 schools have falsified their pupil numbers to get €1 million-worth of extra teachers and grants, it has emerged.
The 32 schools detected had overclaimed for 582 pupils, an average of 18 each. Around €1.3 million was incorrectly claimed, of which €237,000 has been recovered.
There have been a series of court cases in recent years with school principals brought to court for inflating pupil numbers in their annual school enrolment return.
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