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Half Billion Pounds Investment in Schools Welcomed- Hazzard

23 March, 2016 - by Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Chris Hazzard has said that today’s announcement of the start of a half billion investment in schools will benefit the Integrated and Shared Education sector and will also be a massive boost to the local economy.

Mr Hazzard said:

“Today’s announcement is the outworking of the Fresh Start Agreement in which half a billion pound was secured in the negotiation to invest in Integrated and Shared Education projects.

“The investment in 8 Shared Campuses and over a dozen integrated schools is only the beginning and shows the commitment of the Minister to improve the standard of schools in this sector.

“This money will improve schools to a level needed for the education of our children in the 21st century.

“Not only is this a major step forward for education but it is also a major boost for the local construction industry.”




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