Education to get $32.3B – budget 2014

Government wants to commit $32.3 billion this year to carry out infrastructural and other improvements to the education sector, according to the 2014 budget.

The proposed allocation is $3.8 billion more than what was expended last year ($28.5 billion), and Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh told Members of Parliament during the budget presentation on Monday that the funds are to be used to implement the first year of a “new Education Strategic Plan.”

As part of the plan $2.9 billion is to be used “towards the construction, rehabilitation, extension and maintenance of education facilities including a new and expanded Zeeburg Secondary School and the Kato Secondary complex.” Last year $2.7 billion …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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