$20 Million Allocated to Distant Education Project


A sum of $20 million has been allocated to the Distance Education Project, which falls under Inservice Training for Teachers – one aspect of the Teachers Education and Training Programme, implemented by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture.
The funds were earmarked in the 2004/05 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representatives last week.
The Distance Education Project provides scholarships for selected teachers to read for the Bachelor in Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The programme will be conducted using Distance Education.
Additionally, the Promotion of Arts and Culture Programme implemented by the Education Ministry is to benefit from $3 million for the repairs and refurbishing of buildings, as well as the purchasing of capital equipment.
Specifically, the provision will be used to effect repairs to the administrative building of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), and to complete payment for works at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.

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