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Investment in school estate welcomed

14 May, 2014 - by Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Chris Hazzard has welcomed the £18m investment in the school estate announced by Education Minister John O’Dowd.

 Mr Hazzard said,

 “It is important that our children modern facilities in which they can learn and fulfil their potential so this latest announcement by the Minister on improvement schemes to the school estate is welcomed. 

 “In total over 18m will be spent across 119 projects that will improve the teaching surrounding for pupils and staff alike.

“Not only will the minor works scheme enhance the school estate but it will provide work to the under pressure building sector right across the North.

 “This is the latest investment highlighting Sinn Fein’s commitment in putting money into the school estate and coming on the back of the £134m School enhance Programme announced in March.

“Sinn Fein is determined to ensure that every child has a modern and warm environment in which they can learn and the Minister’s strategy of improving the school estate is delivering just that.”

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