Northern Ireland in need of renovation

10th September 2010 at 01:00

More than half of Northern Ireland's schools are not fit for purpose because of years of under-investment, a government watchdog has insisted. It has said the ageing schools are not equipped to deliver the new curriculum and that many buildings need crucial repairs. The report by the Northern Ireland Audit Office found that the #163;292 million maintenance backlog is equivalent to #163;900 per pupil.

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