The most important announcement of the budget speech in the education sector for undoubtedly the introduction of the 9 Year Schooling . This system, said Minister of Finance, should succeed to the CPE examinations, reduce stress and student achievement gaps.
Requested by Le express after the budget speech, the Minister of Education, Vasant Bunwaree said a committee is working on the "modus operandi" of the 9 Year Schooling . "The consultations will continue in the year, with key stakeholders and experts foreigners. We are targeting 2016-2017 for the implementation of this project, " he says.
The budget allocated to education this year is Rs 14.8 billion, which represents an increase of 11, 2% compared to last year. The finance minister also announced several measures to financially support schools and the poorest students. Thus, 125 private schools preschool disadvantaged receive a stipend of Rs 100,000.
The government also disburse Rs 440 million to help schools ZEP, or 30% more than last year. From the second quarter of 2014, hot meals will be distributed in these schools, which will each be equipped with proper kitchens and dining rooms again. This project will cost Rs 130 million.
Rs 32 million will be allocated for the construction and expansion of three centers Special Education Needs in three primary schools, while the rehabilitation of school D. Sewraz at Triolet to be done at a cost of Rs 20 million. Also, associations of parents will receive Rs 200,000 each.
Students in Form IV and Form V should finally receive their tablet computers in January, said the Minister of Finance. The distribution of these technological tools will cost Rs 243 million.Parents will contribute Rs 650 per tablet, and those on the social register will be exempt.
Work on the free Wi-Fi in all colleges are also made at a cost of Rs 87 million. The HSC Pro , ICT sector will be introduced in 2015.
Finally, eight secondary schools will be transformed into a center for specialized languages, while offering regular classes.