£125k investment at college

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Coleraine College will benefit from almost £125,000 investment in the coming months from the Department of Education’s minor works scheme.

Speaking about the funding announcement, Education Minister John O’Dowd said: “My Department has agreed investment of nearly £125,000 for the provision of a fire alarm system, emergency lighting and associated building and fire prevention.

“A total of 82 minor works projects amounting to over £6 million were agreed in July across all board areas, providing ongoing investment in the schools estate.”

Minor works are schemes less than £500,000 and are projects ranging from minor repair to more significant work projects and extensions.

In conclusion the Minister said: “I am confident that the substantial investment in minor works projects will continue to help in the drive to improve educational standards in addition to providing a boost to the local construction industry.

“The completion of all of these works will ultimately provide better facilities for our children and young people to learn in and an improved working environment for teachers and other school staff.”