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Youth & Education | POLICY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Remove mandatory school fees at secondary schools by increasing funds per child in the national budget

In progress

Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.20 February 18, 2016

Thursday April 21, 2016 | Jamaica Observer

Education ministry to remove auxiliary fees in September

Senator Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information has announced the removal of auxiliary fees in high schools effective at the start of the next academic year.

He said this will be facilitated by increasing the ministry’s subvention to schools for tuition from $11,500 to $19,000.

The education minister made the disclosure during his address to graduates of the Aspiring Principals Programme at Mona Visitor’s Lodge on Wednesday.