McCrossan: Uncertainty threatens Shared Education Campus

SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan has expressed serious concern that ongoing political uncertainty is threatening the future of Omagh’s Strule Shared Education Campus (SSEC).

Mr McCrossan said that correspondence from the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Department of Education outlining that the procurement process is to be suspended as a result of further complications is extremely disappointing.

McCrossan: Uncertainty threatens Shared Education CampusHe said:
“I received correspondence from the Department of Education this evening outlining that the withdrawal of a bidder from the Strule Shared Education Campus project has forced officials to suspend the procurement process.

“A further delay throws the viability of the entire project into doubt.

“This is a critical development for the North West. It should provide a boost for the construction industry, create new jobs and advance shared education in our communities. It’s imperative that we do all we can to protect and advance the project.

“I’ve requested an urgent meeting with the Department to assess where the plans are at and what can be done to defend this development.”