Almost £175,000 investment in Magherafelt college

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St Pius X College in Magherafelt is to benefit from an investment of almost £175,000 from the Department of Education’s minor works scheme.

Education Minister John O’Dowd said the investment would be used for fire security work at the school.

“A total of 34 minor works projects amounting to over £2 million were agreed in August across all board areas,” he said.

“Eight of these projects are in the North Eastern Education and Library Board (NEELB) area, amounting to over £870,000.

“Minor works are schemes less than £500,000 and are projects ranging from minor repair to more significant work projects and extensions.

“I am confident that the substantial investment in minor works projects will

continue to help in the drive to improve educational standards in addition to providing a boost to the local construction industry.”

He added that the completion of all of these works would ultimately provide better facilities for children and young people to learn in and an improved working environment for teachers and other school staff.