Diane Dodds, new DUP MLA for West Belfast, has called for direct rule minister Barry Gardiner to address the low performance of Shankill’s schools, highlighted in a recent report from the Shankill Partnership.
“The survey found 62.04% of adults aged between 16 and 74 had no qualifications, compared with the Belfast average of 39.60% and a Northern Ireland average of 41.64%.
“It found the number of 18-19 year olds leaving school in the Greater Shankill with no qualifications was 19.67% compared to 11.05% for Belfast as a whole”.
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