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Changes to funding arrangements for Secondary Institutions



Ministry of Education | 2016-07-05 00:00:00

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI) has increased the funding to the high schools from 2.6 Billion dollars to 5.1 Billion dollars.  In collaboration with the National Parent Teachers’ Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) we have been encouraging parents to contribute to the non-obligatory contribution being requested by the schools.  Please note that parents cannot be forced to pay these non-obligatory contributions.  This is a policy directive that we have articulated clearly and so we ask that the Board of Management and school administrators adhere to this directive. 

We have recognized that even with the change in the funding arrangement policy for secondary schools some schools are still requesting exorbitant contributions from parents.   As a result we are stipulating that the contribution being requested by schools should not exceed a total of $20,000.00, inclusive of registration fee. Consequently, we are not expecting that the contribution this year should be greater than what was requested by schools last year.  For those schools whose contribution is more than this amount, the specific case must be presented to the respective Regional Director for approval to be granted.

The team at the MoEYI commits to the auditing of each school to ensure compliance to this policy directive.

Parents have been informed that they should contact their regional offices or email the MOEYI at complaints@moey.gov.jm.  if they have any concerns or queries as we work together to ensure a smooth transition into this new funding paradigm.




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