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EDUCATION MINISTER THANKS THE MARAPE/ROSSO GOVERNMENT FOR THE EARLY PAYMENT OF K213.4 MILLION GTFS FUNDS FOR TERM ONE OF 2024

The Minister for Education, Honourable. Jimmy Uguro, MP has thanked the Marape/Rosso Government for releasing very early the amount of K213.4 million of Government Tuition Funds to cover Term one this year.

The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP presented a dummy cheque of K213.4 million to the Minister for Education during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

“On behalf of 1.4 million students taught by 62,822 teachers in more than 13,000 schools nationwide, I thank the Prime Minister for prioritising education by ensuring that the funds for Term one are released early to the Department,” Mr. Uguro said.

He called on the school administrations to use the funds to prepare for the beginning of Term one.

“I also call on the school administrations to acquit these monies and provide quarterly reports to the Department, through the Provincial Education Offices in order to receive tuition fee payments. Parents and the community have a right to ask School Boards to account and acquit these public funds every time and anytime”.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Education has called on all the teachers nationwide to remain calm and neutral and let those managing the Alesco system to fix the tax cut issue and pay their dues next payday.

“Our neutrality is very important to show our commitment to the education of our country’s future,” he said.


Authorised for release by:

HON. JIMMY UGURO, MP

MINISTER FOR EDUCATION