Trevor Lunn MLA said: “I am glad Peter Robinson can see that there is apartheid in our education system but it’s far from benign. Division is totally wrong and it hinders us from creating a united community.
“Also, the only way to tackle this issue is through more shared and integrated education.
“It would be shameful if the cost of division was not addressed quickly, and the current budgetary challenges should focus people’s minds even more on this.
“Alliance makes ending segregation our number one priority and I am glad that others like Peter Robinson are recognising this massive drain on our resources. It’s imperative that we now see swift action to tackle division in our education system.”