Education Ministry to abolish auxiliary fees September
The Education Ministry has announced plans to increase subvention to secondary schools as it moves to abolish auxiliary fees come September.
Speaking today at a graduation ceremony for school principals, Education Minister Ruel Reid said the current contribution of $11,500 that the ministry pays for each student will be increased to $19,000.
Reid says the 65 per cent increase will facilitate the removal of auxiliary fees.
Reid also said the education ministry will add $2 billion to the school tuition assistance programme to facilitate the increased payments it will make to schools.
The removal of auxiliary fees was one of the Jamaica Labour Party's election promises.