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Funding Tertiary Education in Jamaica

Date Published: 
Nov 2009
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Given the scarcity of fiscal revenue in the country, the resources needed to improve the education system will have to be generated, not through new cash, but through re-allocation. This has renewed calls for a re-examination of the funding model for tertiary education – a re-examination which takes account of the needs of students at the poorer households, the increase in the demand for tertiary education, and the country’s long-term and current fiscal challenges.