SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed approval by the Department of Education for the replacement of modular classroom accommodation at St. Patrick’s College, Maghera. The total cost of the project, to construct two double prefabricated classrooms, is expected to be over £710,000 and it should be completed in August 2020.
Mr McGlone said, “I welcome the approval by the Department of Education of the business case for the construction of two double prefabricated replacement classrooms for St Patrick’s College, Maghera.
“This follows an on-site visit by senior Department of Education officials to the school that I arranged earlier this summer, and which was also attended by local SDLP Councillor Martin Kearney.”
Cllr Martin Kearney added, “The school has been seeking approval for the funding of these classrooms for some time. The ones they will replace are in a very poor condition and were only ever intended to be a temporary solution.
“Construction of the replacement classrooms is expected to take three months and is planned to be completed in August 2020.”
Mr McGlone ended by saying, “I thank the Department of Education officials for their efforts in progressing this project.
“I will continue to work with the Department and the school to ensure that St Patrick’s College have their new classrooms in place in time for the new school year in September 2020.”