Education Minister says increase in private school funds fair request

Private schools will know how much more the state will be paying per student by the end of next week.

The schools which have an agreement with the education ministry to take in students after SEA exams are currently paid $1200 per student each term, the private institutions are now asking for $5700.

The sum has not been adjusted since 2005. 

The education minister agrees that an increase is a fair request and has since forwarded the matter to cabinet. 

Mr. Garcia said the matter is engaging the finance and general purpose committee. 

He expects that cabinet will make a final determination on Thursday. During that week the ministry will be speaking with the principals of the private school.

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