Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the announcement by Education Minister John O’Dowd that St Columb’s College is to benefit from the latest round of the School Improvement Scheme.
Mr McCartney said,
“I am delighted that St Columb’s College has been included in the £14m School Improvement Scheme announced by Education Minister John O’Dowd.
“The Minister needs to be praised for despite the massive cuts to his budget that he has continued his commitment to improve the school estate.
“It is crucial that pupils and staff alike have the latest up to date facilities in order to maximise the learning experience.
“These improvement schemes will ensure the schools will be fit for purpose and I will continue to work with all local schools to see more schemes implemented in the area.
“These latest works announcement will also be a boost to the local construction industry and I hope to see the builders on site in the near future.”