Just over one million euro has been allocated to St. Angela’s College in Sligo. The funding was announced this morning (October 18th 2019) by the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, and Minister of State with responsibility for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, as part of a €14 million tranche to higher education institutions.
Fine Gael Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed the announcement saying that €1.14m will go towards an ongoing process which will see the completion of St. Angela’s College incorporation into NUI Galway in the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) area.
The college has experienced a significant increase in student numbers, 20% in 2017 and 10% last year.
The Senator says “St Angela’s College in Sligo is the only home economics college in the country and is very ambitious in its plans to progress a major campus development project, incorporating elements of both refurbishment and new build.