Prime Minister and Minister for Education Henry Puna said Government would further increase the budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Education.
“Education is a crucial service delivered by the Government, (and) the additional ongoing increase of $182,000 is a sign of our commitment towards education,” the Prime Minister said.
“Since our election in 2010 the allocation towards education has increased from $11.9 million in 2010/11 to $14.8 million in 2015/16.”
Of this additional amount $132,000 would be provided for school-based management which would allow for improved local management, he said.
Extra resources would better enable school-based management teams, led by the principals, to improve day-to-day operations and management of the school as well as governance activities such as policy development, qualification accreditation, and curriculum management and student pastoral care.
“In recognition of these additional responsibilities, ‘management units’ will be allocated for particular tasks within a school.”
The number of management units available to a school would depend on the scope and size of the school as well as the level of accredited qualification they offered, the Prime Minister said.