Brandon Lewis: we must end school segregation in Northern Ireland

The Guardian says Ministers are to launch a campaign of “nudging and cajoling” to combat religious segregation in education in Northern Ireland.

Brandon Lewis: we must end school segregation in Northern Ireland

The Guardian says Ministers are to launch a campaign of “nudging and cajoling” to combat religious segregation in education in Northern Ireland, after figures revealed just 7% of schools officially offered integrated education.

The Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, said he wanted to see an acceleration in the number of schools opting for integrated status, believing it was an important part of the post-conflict journey of healing.

“This was one of the factors that people set out in the Belfast Good Friday agreement [BGFA] itself. We are 23 years on and still … such a small percentage of the population is able to be part of and benefit from integrated education. I think it’s just pretty poor progress,” said Lewis.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/feb/27/uk-to-campaign-against-religious-segregation-in-northern-irish-schools

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