16 November 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

“January 28 will be the day school starts for the people out there – it will effectively be opening from that date,” Chief Executive Officer Martin G. O’Brien told Monday’s meeting of Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee in relation to the new Monaghan Education Campus development at Knockaconny.
The CEO said the handover date of the buildings would commence on Friday next with the primary school development, with the gymnasium/sports hall facility handed over on November 23, Colaiste Oiraill on December 14, the new Garage Theatre on January 11 and the Monaghan Institute on January 21.
On the week commencing January 21, Sisk would demonstrate the buildings to VEC principals and staff, and spend a day in each building outlining all the systems that would operate there. One day of the week would be devoted to each building, and the demonstration would be videoed for recap purposes.
The news was warmly welcomed by the VEC membership, who also greeted the information that a €3.35 million grant for equipping and furnishing the new campus facilities had been approved by the Dept of Education and Science.
Referring to correspondence from the Dept in relation to grant aid for the education campus equipment, Owen Bannigan asked for further details in this regard, stating that the VEC now had to start developing the project and could not do that without the proper equipment.
John O’Brien welcomed the letter from the Dept in relation to the grant aid for equipment and furniture.
The CEO said the process of preparing for providing the loose furniture and equipment for the campus had commenced in February, and was …

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