The Aula Maxima was a hive of anticipation and excitement on 4th February last, as students and teachers from 108 schools across Ireland gathered to celebrate excellence in junior certificate Business Studies. Photographed above with Professor Philip Nolan is Jolie Chang and Grace Daly from Eureka Secondary School.
The class of 2019 is the first to sit the new junior cycle syllabus comprising three interconnected strands: Personal Finance, Enterprise and Our Economy, which are designed to improve students’ understanding of, interest in and engagement with the business environment. In her address Ms Margaret McDonnell, President of Business Teachers Association of Ireland, emphasized the importance of the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours developed within the new curriculum, to enable students to make informed and responsible decisions, while also emphasizing the importance of such competencies for society in general. In recognition of excellence Professor Philip Nolan together with Prof Aidan Mulkeen presented schools with a framed memento and students with certificates of achievement. Following the ceremony students, teachers and parents were joined by academic staff for a reception in Pugin Hall.
The Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, School of Business and Department of Law would like to congratulate all concerned and look forward to hosting the event again next year. #MUJCAwards