Why isn’t integrated education mentioned in OFMDFM shared future strategy – Lunn

Alliance Education spokesperson Trevor Lunn MLA has questioned why integrated education isn’t mentioned in the ‘Together: Building a United Community’ strategy that the First and deputy First Ministers recently unveiled.

Trevor Lunn MLA said: “When you think of a shared future, integrated education is probably the first thing that comes to mind, yet it isn’t even mentioned in this new strategy.

“How can OFMDFM leave out such a key shared future issue in a strategy that aims to promote community relations?

“It appears that they have just settled for the promotion of shared education with their proposal for 10 shared campuses. This would be totally inadequate to promote community relations. It is only through close contact that we can help break down barriers in our society.

“We don’t even know their plans for these 10 campuses, yet we are told that this will be sufficient to improve good relations in our education sector.

“It appears that just like their previous Cohesion, Sharing and Integration strategy, they are merely content for agreeing to the lowest common denominator instead of an ambitious and challenging strategy.”


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