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McGuinness Welcomes Education Announcement

24 June, 2004

Former Education Minister Martin McGuinness has welcomed the announcement from the current Minister Barry Gardiner introducing significant changes to both primary and secondary curriculum's.

Mr McGuinness said:

" Today's announcement from Barry Gardiner is very welcome and follows through on work commenced while I was Education Minister. These are crucially important curriculum changes and are the result of meticulous research aimed at focusing our education system on the needs of our children.

" Those giving a knee jerk negative response to these proposals would be better off working with the Department and supporting our schools and teachers in delivering this new scheme." ENDS

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