“We are in a new era in education..”

The INTO seem intent on continuing their campaign against academic selection [It’s a human rights violation! – Ed] Yeah, right. Oh, and here are some statistics to play with. Meanwhile, with “deadlock and stasis” evident, the Northern Ireland Education Minister, Sinn Féin’s Caitriona Ruane, still in that trench, proves willing to ignore ideology in some circumstances by welcoming the signing of a £45.5million capital contract, to provide for four Catholic maintained schools. A contract which also covers building maintenance and facilities management for the next 25 years.. The detail is in the Notes to Editors.

5. The capital cost for the four new schools, which will be delivered through a Public Private Partnership contract, is £45.5million.