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Opposition concerned, says school administrators being set-up by gov't

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2016 | 12:32 PM
Opposition Spokesman on Finance Dr Peter Phillips.

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Dr Peter Phillips today expressed concern that school administrators are being set-up by the Government's announcements.

He made the comment during today’s sitting of the Standing Finance Committee still underway at Gordon House.

His concern followed an announcement by Education Minister Ruel Reid that the Government will increase the number of days it provides meals for students under the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) from three days to five.

Opposition spokesman on education, Ronald Thwaites, was the first to question how the government would afford its promise to remove auxiliary fees and provide more meals to students.

Reid indicated that schools would have to use some of the additional money they receive for tuition, to provide the extra meals.

This was when Phillips said the principals were being set-up given the number of expenses the additional allocation from the Government will now have to cover.

 

Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Dr Peter Phillips

However, Reid noted that the schools would still be able to raise funds to cover any shortfall.

 

Education Minister Ruel Ried