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Principals Urged to Stick to School Support Contribution Policy

first_imgStory Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is reminding secondary-school principals to adhere to the school support contribution policy in the 2017/18 academic year. The policy stipulates that contribution from parents cannot be made mandatory and must not be a requirement for registration, school access, graduation, examination slips, application to sixth form or access to any public service at a public education institution. center_img The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is reminding secondary-school principals to adhere to the school support contribution policy in the 2017/18 academic year.Under the policy, implemented in 2016, the Government abolished the payment of auxiliary fees, and increased the funding to the high schools from $2.6 billion to $5.3 billion.For the upcoming academic year, the allocation will be further increased to $7.2 billion.The policy stipulates that contribution from parents cannot be made mandatory and must not be a requirement for registration, school access, graduation, examination slips, application to sixth form or access to any public service at a public education institution.In addition, no more than $5,000 is allowed to be charged for registration packages for new students.Schools must ensure that discussions are held with parent-teacher associations as it relates to the contribution amount being requested from parents.This amount must be approved by the Ministry, and parents must not be forced to pay any contribution.Meanwhile, the Ministry will begin disbursement of funds for 2017/2018 starting June, in order to ensure that institutions can make adequate preparations for the opening of school.The second disbursement will be made in September, the third in December, and the final payout in April 2018.last_img read more

Dutee unable to travel due to technical problems

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand on Wednesday expressed regret for not being able to travel to Germany to participate in a couple of races in her bid to qualify for the World Athletics Championships due to some “technical problems”. The athlete had last week requested the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to help her get visa so that she could participate in a couple of competitions, and was subsequently granted the same after government intervention. However, on Tuesday, Dutee said despite allhelp from the government, she failed to make it to the races.last_img