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Mullan congratulates schools, children and parents on excellence in reading and literacy

5 December, 2017 - by Karen Mullan

Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Karen Mullan has congratulated local schools, children and parents following the announcement the performance of local primary school children has been ranked 6th in the world in The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).

Karen Mullan said:

“PIRLS involves 320,000 children in 50 countries.

"These fantastic results are a testament to the hard work of local schools, children and parents on excellence in reading and literacy.

“The report's authors found that, globally, children who achieved the best reading and comprehension scores, had parents who liked to read to them and had access to books at home.

"These children attended well-resourced schools where reading was prioritised, attended school regularly and were not tired or hungry at school and liked reading in and out of school.

“These results are to be welcomed and reflect the hard work and commitment of former Sinn Féin Ministers.”

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