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MoEYI gives detailed account of Public School Funding Guidelines & Framework

Ministry of Education | 2016-06-28 00:00:00

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI) has implemented the policy of provision of greater financial support, to schools as we seek to improve the quality of Education in this country.  The basis of this course of action is not to defund schools but to give schools more resources and for the Education Ministry to provide more support to schools by subvention, maintenance, and capital works. The MOEYI’s philosophy is that public education should be properly funded by the government while encouraging stakeholders to make voluntary contributions. Schools should not be forced to charge fees for services that the Ministry should finance.

“Education is just too important to have any barriers to access. All parents are already funding aspects of students’ education such as lunch, books, bus fare and other school items in preparing them for school. Therefore public education should be funded by taxes and not the application of taxes/ fees at point of access,” underscored Senator Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information, at a stakeholder meeting with members of the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (Friday,June 24) at Campion College.

It is against this background that the MOEYI has consulted widely with the relevant stakeholders and is pleased to advise that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI) in keeping with the Education Act  and the Regulations  made thereunder is now announcing new arrangements for the funding of schools for the 2016/2017 school year.  These changes are in keeping with the long-term goal of ensuring equity and access for all and the provision of quality education.  All our stakeholders are encouraged to be mindful of the fact that this year, as it relates to the new funding arrangement, is a transition year, and so we crave the cooperation and support of all stakeholders, as we implement the new funding arrangements. Please note that these arrangements are applicable to secondary schools.

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