Speaking after the meeting, Tyrone Ógra Shinn Féin activist Laure Gildernew commented:
"This proved a very productive meeting with the Minister and has proved mutually beneficial with regards to a number of issues.
"We are grateful for the opportunity to have met the Minister as it allowed us to discuss a number of issues including the emotional health and wellbeing of students, the Irish Language and the current reforms of the education system. We also discussed how we as young republicans can help in the battle to ensure equality within the education system.
"The ending of academic selection is particularly relevant to young people and we have a significant role to play if we are to ensure that everyone is catered for within our education system. Caitríona has been instrumental in ensuring positive changes to the north’s education system and we in Ógra will continue to support the work of Sinn Féin to ensure education is a right and not a privilege."
A video outlining Ógra's 'Educate to be Free' Campaign can be found at: