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Additional Education funding will alleviate pressures on schools - Hazzard

9 February, 2015 - by Chris Hazzard


Speaking in the Assembly today Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson, Chris Hazard said the sizeable additional allocation of funding to education will alleviate many of the pressures facing teachers and students across the North.

Chris Hazzard said:

 “In response to a consultation on the Executive’s draft budget and representations from the trade unions, the schools and the community and minister John O’Dowd, education received an extra £64.6m.

“This reflects the Executive and the minister’s commitment to a high-quality education system which delivers excellence and contributes to the success of our economy and society as a whole.

“We were also successful, as part of the Stormont House Agreement, in negotiating £500m over ten years for the education budget to be spent on shared and integrated education capital projects.

“Too many of our young people have their life chances restricted by circumstances beyond their control. This sizeable additional allocation will alleviate many of the pressures facing teachers and students alike across the North.”

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