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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development visit welcomed

21 February, 2013 - by Chris Hazzard


Sinn Féin MLA and Education Spokesperson Chris Hazzard has welcomed the recent visit by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to look at progress in our education system.

 Mr. Hazzard said,

 “We want to develop a world class education system and while results continue to improve year upon year there is still more work to be done.

 “The OECD Directorate of Education is the eminent worldwide source of research and information on effectiveness in education.

 “The visit by OECD will allow us to exchange ideas on improving the educational system and bring better outcomes for our children.

 “I am delighted to hear that the OECD will be returning to carry out a full independent review of our education system and the Minister John O’Dowd must be congratulated for engaging with such an eminent body.

 “I am sure that the OECD will not only bring new ideas and strategies to the table but will also learn form our experience in educating our young people.”

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