The Lagan Valley MLA stated: “The age 4 to 14 college in Lisnaskea itself would seem a very sensible option if it were implemented on a fully-integrated basis. It might deliver a good solution to the question of how to proceed if and when the 11+ is scrapped.
“Unfortunately the Fermanagh plan will not deliver more integrated education, because Catholic schools are not included in it.
“It is time for a more visionary, more ambitious plan for our schools. Currently over £1 billion is wasted every year on segregation. A large proportion of this wasted cash comes in the education sector, and a more integrated approach to schools would tackle this problem.”