Extra DEL money should be directed towards Magee
Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin has welcomed the announcement of extra money for the Department of Employment and Learning but said the Minister must use it to proceed with the expansion of Magee campus.
Ms McLaughlin said,
“The announcement by Finance Minister Simon Hamilton that more money will be allocated to DEL in the final budget is to be welcomed.
“The economy needs to have a strong university community which is producing high-grade graduates enabling the economy to grow.
“I will however be pressing upon the DEL minister Stephen Farry that money needs to be allocated to the Magee Campus to deliver the expansion of numbers agreed in the recently delivered business case.
“If we are to address regional disparities then Magee campus needs to be expanded and this money is an opportunity for the minister to demonstrate his commitment to that project.”