Dodds calls for help for Shankill schools

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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