Education Budget Approaches P10 Billion Mark

source: Mmegi
Monkagedi Gaotlhobogwe
Staff Writer

Despite calls for belt-tightening because of recession, the budget for the Ministry of Education has ballooned by 9.78 percent to P9.7 billion.

The former Education Minister Jacob Nkate was heavily criticised for recklessness last year when the budget for the ministry hit the P8 billion mark. A number of parliamentarians called for his head. This year, the ministry will spend P8.2 billion on recurrent budget, while the rest is for the development according to presentations on Thursday by the new Education Minister, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi before the parliamentary committee of supply.

The budget does not have any new projects and the development funds will be used on ongoing ones. Of the P8.2 billion recurrent budget, the Department of Teaching Service Management receives the [continue reading]

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