Present at the signing of the publication of the national decree were (from left) ECYS Ministry cabinet senior education specialist Ruth Linger, Department of Education senior policy officer Jessica Weeks and Legal Affairs and Legislation acting head Bas van den Bosch.
PHILIPSBURG–The national decree on the school subsidy system was published on the Government Information Page of Monday, June 3.
The national decree will put in place criteria for the funding of educational institutions at the primary, secondary and advanced vocational education levels.
A period of seven weeks is provided for the ordinance to be reviewed by the Office of the Ombudsman before enactment. With the publication of this national decree, the ordinance will go into effect on July 4, ahead of the opening of the new 2019-2020 school year.
The publication of the national decree was signed on Wednesday, May 29. This procedure followed the signing of the national decree by Governor Eugene Holiday on May 22.
“Let me extend congratulations to the team of the Department of Education who worked with great motivation, tirelessly and enthusiastically over the last couple of years to complete the National Decree containing general measures with regard to the funding of education. I am extremely proud of each one of you and the sacrifices that you made towards the finalisation of this legislation,” said Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (ECYS) Wycliffe Smith.
“A great ‘thank you’ goes out to all of you and also to my predecessors who started and continued the process, which I am fortunate to have been able to finalise. We hope that with the piece of legislation we will have a better grip on the financing of the schools. Once again, thank you very much.”
All school boards were consulted regarding the drafting of the contents of the national decree for the funding of education. With the establishment of this decree, school boards will have “a transparent” set of guidelines regarding the subsidy process, from beginning to end, it was stated in a press release.
Present at the signing of the publication of the decree were ECYS Ministry cabinet senior education specialist Ruth Linger, Department of Education senior policy officer Jessica Weeks and Legal Affairs and Legislation acting head Bas van den Bosch.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/88039-national-decree-on-school-subsidy-system-published