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Sinn Féin Welcome Education Ministers Committment to Capital Build Projects

5 August, 2010 - by John O'Dowd

Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson John O’Dowd has welcomed the announcement by Education Minister Caitriona Ruane that she has secured another £13 million for new school builds.

Mr O’Dowd stated,

“The announcement today has to be welcomed and will mean that over a dozen new school builds can commence in the near future. The Minister has to be congratulated for her commitment to the school build programme as she has fought hard to secure this additional money.

“The Department of Education under this Minister has a record of ensuring that 99% of monies secured for the capital build programme are spent and I am sure that this additional money will also be wisely used.

“I am calling on the Executive to commit additional resources to school building to ensure that all those all schools awaiting a new build get the go ahead without further delay.

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