Primary and Junior High Schools get $7.98b for new academic year


The Education Ministry is to increase funding for primary, all-age and junior high schools to $7.98b for the new academic year in September. This is in keeping with the non-mandatory fee policy.

In a recent bulletin, the ministry informed that infant departments and primary-level schools will receive $2,500 per student; and all-age and junior high schools will receive up to $19,000 per student.

Also to be provided is a maintenance grant of $150,000 per school, along with the janitorial grant of $250,000 and Internet/telephone grant of $60,000.

Students who benefit from the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), will receive literature books, while $2,000 will be allocated to cover identification (ID) and uniform-related items.

Book vouchers valued at $2,000 each will be provided for the neediest students.