North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has welcomed the significant amount of funding invested in local schools as part of the School Enhancement Programme. He also said that the work initiated by the previous Minister John O’Dowd should be completed by the new Minister Peter Weir and that he would be lobbying him to ensure that the works are completed.
Mr McKay said:
“To date £5.8million has been earmarked to be spent on schools in Ballymoney, £4million on St Louis in Ballymena and £3.8 million on Slemish College in Ballymena.
“It is important that the new Education Minister follows through on the groundwork that has been laid by his predecessor John O’Dowd who made huge capital investments in North Antrim’s schools.
“I will be continuing to lobby the new Education Minister to ensure that these projects are completed.