St Mary’s head hits out at former minister re-visiting `premia’


St Mary's head hits out at former minister re-visiting `premia'The head of a university college has described as “unfortunate” comments by a former minister on the cost of teacher education.

Stephen Farry, who was once minister with responsibility for higher education, again raised the issue of `premia’ payments.

The Alliance Party deputy leader had been responding to a report that suggested the north was training too many classroom staff.

When minister in 2015, he came under fire for attempting to cut a £2.2 million payment that St Mary’s and Stranmillis University Colleges receive on top of core funding.

The executive, however, blocked the plan.

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