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£12m Investment in schools estate welcomed

10 July, 2015 - by Chris Hazzard

 Sinn Féin MLA and Education spokesperson Chris Hazzard has said that the latest £12m investment in the school estate will help create the ethos of ‘every school a good school’ and boost the hard pressed construction industry.

 Mr Hazzard said,

 “Despite major pressures on the budget I commend Education Minister John O’Dowd for his continued investment in maintaining and building a first class school estate.

 “The works to be carried out on six schools across the North will increase facilities in these schools including investment in sports halls which benefits the health of our children.

 “The minister is fulfilling his pledge of making every school a good school so that children can fulfil their potential in a modern setting capable of providing the necessary setting for children and teachers alike to increase learning.”

 "The investment will also be welcome news to the construction industry helping to secure and create jobs in an industry which has been badly affected by Westminster government cuts. ENDS 

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