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More focus on locally manufactured books

Published:Friday | May 17, 2013 | 12:48 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education is moving to cut the amount of print material bought overseas, which is used in the education system as part of efforts to contain spending.

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, said starting next year the Ministry is aiming to have 10 per cent of printed material produced by local manufacturers.

Thwaites pointed out that the education ministry has budgeted $1 billion on books and other printed material for the education sector.

He said the ministry wants a portion of those funds to go to local manufacturers.

The education minister said it is being proposed that the initiative will begin with books and other printed materials that are owned by the Government.

He further said that over time, more books will be added to a list of material reserved for local printing.


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