Education Minister, John O’Dowd, visited Newtownabbey Educational Guidance Centre (NEGC) last Wednesday for a tour of the facility.
The minister also took the opportunity to meet with pupils and parents .
The centre provides a full-time education for post-primary pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Congratulating staff at the centre for their hard work and determination, the minister said: “Every child has a right to a good education and I am committed to raising standards and ensuring that no child gets left behind.
“I met with current and past pupils of the centre and have been inspired by their stories of determination and success. Every young person should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and the staff at NEGC are committed to engaging with pupils and building relationships forged in mutual respect.”