Jeffrey raps gov’t over cash grant for students

-says needs systematic approach

Columnist Dr Henry Jeffrey says that the grant of $10,000 to parents for each child in public schools announced in this year’s budget lacks the type of rigour associated with such cash transfer schemes.

In his column in last Tuesday’s Stabroek News, Jeffrey said “It must be obvious that the $10,000 annual grant that the government has now decided to give to all public school age children bears little resemblance to the kind of systematic approach associated with CCT (Condi-tional Cash Transfer) programming.

In an earlier column, Jeffrey had said “This policy has everything wrong with it. It is intended to improve school enrollment and attendance but is untargeted and applies to the entire public school population. It is without stated baseline data and targets against which effectiveness can be judged. And it is promised for  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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