The Integrated Education Fund welcomes the statement from the First Minister and DUP Leader, Arlene Foster, that “2021 can be an opportunity to re-examine the past decisions that shaped Northern Ireland”.
The First Minister’s reference to Lord Londonderry’s early proposals to create a common education system is extremely important and welcome.
The IEF wholeheartedly agrees that 2021 is the time to re-start that debate – one that must include the opinions of everyone in our society. Evidence to date suggests that the majority of people want our children, irrespective of their religious or cultural backgrounds, educated together.
The statement can be viewed in full on the DUP website here: https://mydup.com/news/dup-leader-reflects-on-centenary-of-government-of-ireland-act