23 Feb

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. (more…)

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19 Feb

Alliance welcomes Drumragh expansion plans

Alliance representatives have welcomed a decision to increase both admission and enrolment numbers at Drumragh Integrated College.

Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA and Alliance West Tyrone spokesperson Stephen Donnelly were speaking after it was revealed Drumragh’s long fought for development proposal had finally succeeded. (more…)

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15 Jan

Green Party Leader deeply concerned over apparent withholding of vital funding

Green Party Leader Steven Agnew has expressed deep disquiet over the apparent withholding of £30 million in funding intended to alleviate pressures in health and education.

The Department of Finance announced in November that the first £20 million of the total £50 million Resource funding outlined in the annex to the Confidence and Supply Agreement would be accessed this year. (more…)

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12 Dec

Politicians respond to latest budget crisis in schools

Political parties’ education spokespeople have been reacting to the news that more Northern Ireland schools than ever before face a budget deficit this year. Describing the situation the Education Authority Chief Executive Gavin Boyd also warned that the education system is facing a £350m funding gap by 2019-20 if it does not get more money. (more…)

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