Mr Ó hEara said;
“The announcement that the £11 million teaching block at Magee is to go ahead is a welcome step forward in the campaign for the expansion of Magee.
“It is essential that students at Magee have modern, state-of-the-art facilities in which to study.
“This is another development towards the full expansion of the university at Magee and I welcome the announcement from Stephen Farry that work on the teaching block will begin later this year.
“Everyone is in agreement on the need to expand Magee and providing modern facilities and increasing the student numbers is key to that.
“Minister Farry can now further demonstrate his commitment to the expansion of Magee by lifting the Maximum Student Numbers (MaSN) cap. It is within his gift as minister to do so.
“That would be a further move towards full expansion and, along with the business case which is currently progressing, would assist the overall regeneration of the city.” ENDS/CRÍOCH