By Dominique Tassell
Southern Downs councilor Jo McNally has announced she will be undertaking studies at the University of Southern Queensland, saying it will not affect her ability to carry out her duties as a councillor.
“I can confirm that I have been accepted to study for a (secondary) bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ),” she said.
Cr McNally has confirmed that she will begin her studies at the start of USQ’s second semester, which begins next week on Monday July 11.
She will be majoring in English, with a minor in history.
When asked how this would affect his role at Southern Downs Regional Council, Cr McNally said that “study options through USQ are very flexible, allowing me to attend two courses on campus and ‘study two online courses, which allows me to fulfill my commitment to the Council’.
“I’m proud to start this journey at 54 and I know there’s a lot of hard work ahead of me, especially over the next two years while I’m still on the board, but I’m determined to achieve my goal. to become a teacher. ”
A Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at USQ takes four years to complete when studying full-time.
It also requires the completion of 80 days of supervised placement and 20 days of unsupervised placement.