Integrated College Dungannon to get £3.1m for enhancement project

Integrated College Dungannon
Integrated College Dungannon

Dungannon’s Integrated College is one of 12 schools in Northern Ireland which will benefit from a £35 million investment project announced by the Education Minister, John O’Dowd.

The college is to receive £3.1 million for an enhancement project, and is the only one in Tyrone and Mid Ulster to benefit from the programme.

Mr O’Dowd said of the announcement: “This £35million investment is an investment in the future of our young people. The improved and new accommodation will provide better facilities for young people to learn in and an improved working environment for all the school staff.

“Ongoing investment in our schools’ estate is essential if we are to continue to provide a high quality education and today’s announcement has been made possible by an increase in the DE capital budget of £46.9million or 32% in FY16/17.

“Thirty four SEP projects are already in construction or have been completed. Construction work for these 12 additional projects will proceed in the FY16/17 financial year. Of course, this level of investment also provides a significant boost for the local construction industry and in turn, the local economy.”