17/10/2014

£10m Invested In NI Schools

Over £10m has been invested in Northern Ireland schools under the Department of Education's minor works scheme between July and September this year.

A total of 131 minor works projects were agreed across all board areas. The investment included £300,000 to replace the fire alarm system at Knocknagoney Primary School, Belfast; over £450,000 for new changing rooms at Fort Hill Integrated College, Lisburn; over £490,000 for a multi-purpose hall at Bunscoil an Chaistil, Ballycastle; £30,000 for fire risk improvement work at St Eugene’s College, Roslea and £21,500 to upgrade the heating controls at Portadown College.

Education Minister John O'Dowd said: "I am confident that the substantial investment in minor works projects will help in the drive to improve educational standards. The completion of all of these works will ultimately provide better facilities for our children and young people to learn in and an improved working environment for teachers and other school staff. This ongoing significant investment also provides a boost to our local construction industry, helping to sustain jobs."

(IT/MH)

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