The Lagan Valley MLA stated: “I am staggered by these repair backlog figures. It is scandalous that so many schools require urgent repairs but have been left waiting by Caitríona Ruane.
“Our schools are meant to be a safe place for children, not an accident waiting to happen. A headmaster of a primary school recently his expressed his frustration at the lack of maintenance at his school, saying that he spent as much time doing the plumbing and electrical work as teaching.
“In these days of health and safety as a key priority I am amazed at these statistics. This is another important reason why the Stormont Executive has got to get back to work now.”