Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald said integrated education plays a valuable role in our society and commended the work of the Integrated Education Fund (IEF) and Council for Integrated Education.
Speaking at the launch of IEF’s Alternative Manifesto in Stormont the East Derry MLA said:
“Sinn Fein recognise the valuable role that integrated education plays in our society and I would like to commend IEF and Council for Integrated Education on their sterling work.
“The duty to encourage and facilitate integrated education was part of the Good Friday Agreement and successive Sinn Féin Ministers have sought to build on that as a crucial element of moving to a genuinely reconciled society.
“Education is key to achieving that and this Alternative Manifesto is an important contribution to the debate on how we shape our school system and develop our educational policy together for the benefit of children and wider society.