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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