Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed the commitment of the Education Minister John O’Dowd to promote the STEM subjects.
“The subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are subjects that are having a bigger impact in the modern world as we see major technological advances in the way we work and live and we need to ensure that they are promoted if we are develop our economy.
“The motion in the Assembly is about ensuring that our children are given the proper tools to compete in a modern world and that we develop an education system that embraces and encourages these subjects.
“I am delighted that the Minister has stated his commitment to promoting the STEM subjects and has already embarked on some invaluable work in getting children to retain these subjects through to degree level.
“These include supporting the ‘STEM is Cool’ initiative as well as The Young Scientist Awards and the promotion of the subjects through careers classes.
“I am confident that the Minister will continue to promote STEM subjects to ensure our children are properly equipped to compete in a modern world.”