Dillon appalled at decision to close GMIT Mayo business department

Mayo Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has called on Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris to make a statement as to why GMIT Mayo campus business staff were issued letters Sunday night stating the Business Department at the Castlebar campus was to close and advising staff they now report to the Galway campus.

Deputy Dillon said “ The decision was obviously made without consultation with staff and students, no business subjects appeared on the CAO application form 2020 for the GMIT Mayo campus, I am appalled at this turn of events and it’s a further blow to the Campus and the students who have gone through a very stressful year so far.

Deputy Dillon concluded “In light of the current situation with Covid 19 there is a huge opportunity to develop extra course at the Mayo campus instead of reducing them,

I am awaiting a response from Minister Harris and this decision has to be reversed as a matter of urgency.”