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McKay Welcomes Investment in Schools

25 June, 2012

Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Daithí McKay has welcomed the announcement by Education Minister John O’Dowd of £173million investment in building new schools.

Mr. McKay said,

“Every Sinn Féin Education minister has invested in the school estate and John O’Dowd is no different.  

 “Despite serious financial restraints on the budget the news today that £173 million is to be allocated to new builds and improving existing schools is welcome news indeed.

“I am particularly encouraged by the fact that this money is to be spread across all sectors including Irish medium and special needs. 

The announcement will help create modern schools fit for the purpose of providing a first class education to all of our children.

“I am sure that this commitment by the Education Minister to improving our school estate will continue in the years ahead as further funding  becomes available.”

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