Weir's vow to ease pressure on children to be welcomed
The new Stormont Education Minister Peter Weir has told this newspaper that he will do all he can to ease pressure on children who are going through the unregulated transfer procedure from primary school.
This has existed since Sinn Fein has held the education portfolio from the introduction of devolution, during which time they got rid of the 11-plus exam.
As a result, young children have been faced with sitting up to five unregulated tests to gain a grammar school place.
After years of confusion, the commitment of the new Education Minister to easing pressure on children is to be welcomed.