‘No plans to close NRC campus in Magherafelt’ - McCrea

DUP MLA for Mid-Ulster Ian McCrea.INMM2414-327
DUP MLA for Mid-Ulster Ian McCrea.INMM2414-327

DUP Mid Ulster MLA, Ian McCrea has welcomed assurances given by the Employment and Learning Minister, Stephen Farry MLA during question time at Stormont, that there are no plans to close the Northern Regional College in Magherafelt.

Speaking after question time in Stormont, Ian McCrea said he welcomed the assurance.

“This is indeed very welcome news, especially given the extremely important role the college plays in the education fabric of the area.

“We are more than aware of the budgetary pressures that all departments are currently facing which will inevitably lead to the college having to make difficult decisions with regards to their budget, therefore I have sought a meeting with representatives of the NRC in Magherafelt to discuss their plans for the future, focusing on maintaining a top quality education provider within the Magherafelt area.”