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Adams welcomes Springvale College plan

18 August, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster


West Belfast MP Gerry Adams MLA has welcomed today’s announcement on the development of the Springvale site by Belfast Metropolitan Colleges.


Speaking today Mr Adams said:


“Sinn Féinhas been working with the local university college at St Marys to ensure sustainable higher education provision in west Belfast. News that the Belfast Metropolitan College are now ready to invest at Springvale is timely.


“However, given concerns about the future of Whiterock college and the many false dawns over lands at Springvale, I will be seeking assurances not only about the funding plan but that proposed provision meets community needs.


“Sinn Féin is advocating a new strategy for education in delivery of the west Belfast and greater Shankill TaskForce. It is essential that the development of the Springvale lands don’t fall short of the educational needs of west Belfast.


“I met the director of Belfast Metropolitan Colleges several months ago to discuss these matters and we will be meeting again soon.”

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