Sinn Fein are on a ‘wrecking mission’ in education: UUP

Samuel Gardiner

Samuel Gardiner

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The Dickson Plan has served the north Armagh area well over the past 40 years, the Ulster Unionist Party in Upper Bann has said.

UUP MLA Samuel Gardiner said the Dickson Plan “removed the negative aspects of selection at age 11, allowed late developers to develop, and provided what was in many ways a model school structure which the entire Province would have done well to follow”.

He added: “It has also produced a long record of excellent examination results in what are some of the Province’s best schools. Why it needs to be altered escapes many people in north Armagh including me.


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