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Revised 14 February 2019

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH AND INFORMATION MINISTER: Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, CD MINISTER OF STATE: Hon. Alando Terrelonge, MP PERMANENT SECRETARY: Dr. Grace McLean (Acting)

SUBJECTS (EDUCATION) Education Policies and Programmes Management

Human Resource Development Libraries

Literacy Students Nutrition

Supervision and Regulation of Educational Institutions: (a) Pre-Primary (b) Primary (c) Secondary (d) Tertiary (e) Independent Schools

Vocational Training

SUBJECTS (YOUTH) Child Care and Protection Children’s Affairs Day Care Services Family Services/Foster Care Youth and Adolescent Affairs/Development SUBJECTS (INFORMATION) Archives Broadcasting Information

DEPARTMENTS (EDUCATION)

Career Advancement Programme (CAP) Caribbean Maritime University (CMU)

College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) Early Childhood Commission (ECC)

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) Educational Institutions EXED School of Nursing Programme

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 We need to step up revenue compliance measures to ensure that

the benefits of the tax reform are not lost from continued leakages,

especially at the ports;

 We are conscious of the need to ensure that the adjustment program

does not have negative effects on the poor. Thus, we intend to

broaden the coverage and increase the levels of social assistance

that we provide through the PATH programme, the school feeding

programme, our support for poor relief, Children’s’ homes, Golden

Age Homes, the Career Advancement Programme, and the National

Youth Service;

 We will commence the ambitious but, much-needed public sector

transformation program aimed at improving the efficiency of the

public sector, reducing the costs of government, and supporting

growth in the economy; and

 Not least, we will continue to strengthen Jamaica’s global business

competitiveness by lowering the bureaucratic and other costs of

doing business here.

Mr. Speaker, the IMF country team will return this week to continue

discussions with the Government on a successor arrangement that could

be supported by the IMF. In the meantime our inter-agency technical team

has been working assiduously to frame the draft policy content of a

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10 Office of the Cabinet Revised March 2018

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH AND INFORMATION MINISTER: Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, CD MINISTER OF STATE: Hon. Floyd Green, MP PERMANENT SECRETARY: Mr. Dean-Roy Bernard

SUBJECTS (EDUCATION) Education Policies and Programmes Management

Human Resource Development Libraries

Literacy Supervision and Regulation of Educational Institutions: (a) Pre-Primary (b) Primary (c) Secondary (d) Tertiary (e) Independent Schools

Vocational Training Students Nutrition

SUBJECTS (YOUTH) Children’s Affairs Child Care and Protection Day Care Services Family Services/Foster Care Youth and Adolescent Affairs/Development SUBJECTS (INFORMATION) Archives Broadcasting Information

DEPARTMENTS (EDUCATION)

Career Advancement Programme (CAP) Caribbean Maritime University

College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica Early Childhood Commission

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts Educational Institutions EXED School of Nursing Programme

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Head No. 41000

and Title: Ministry of Education, Youth and Information

P R O P O S A L S

FUNCTION 09 - EDUCATION AFFAIRS AND SERVICES

SUB FUNCTION 04 - SECONDARY EDUCATION

PROGRAMME 252 - DELIVERY OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

SUB PROGRAMME 27 - CAREER ADVANCEMENT

PROGRAMME

2801 Post Secondary Certification 961,513.0 213,000.0 1,174,513.0 Additional requirement to facilitate the following activities relating

to the Career Advancement Programme:

(1) Learning, Giving and Savings Training Programme for 100,000.0

Schools Safety and Entrepreneurship

(2) School Wide Positive Behaviour Intervention Support 84,000.0

(3) Literature and Numeracy Training Support Programme 29,000.0

Additional

27 Grants, Contributions and Subsidies 213,000.0

SUB FUNCTION 05 - TERTIARY EDUCATION

PROGRAMME 253 - DELIVERY OF TERTIARY EDUCATION

SUB PROGRAMME 21 - UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

0005 Direction and Administration 10,601,960.0 312,000.0 10,913,960.0 Additional requirement to assist UTECH in meeting increased

salary adjustments

Additional

27 Grants, Contribution & Subsidies 312,000.0

FIRST SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2017/2018

$000

Activity/

Project

No.

Service & Object of

Expenditure

Approved

Estimates

2017/18

Approved

New

Estimates

Remarks & Object Classification Provided

by Law

(Statutory)

Supplementary

Estimates

Savings or

Under

Expenditure

41000 - 102

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JAMAICA

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND 75

C. Floor on Central Government Spending on Social Programmes

49. Definition: Social spending is computed as the sum of central government spending on social protection programmes as articulated in the central government budget for a particular fiscal year. Social programmes comprise conditional cash transfers to children 0–18 years and the elderly; youth employment programmes; the poor relief programme for both indoor and outdoor poor; the school feeding programme; and the basic school subsidy.

50. In particular, this target comprises spending on specific capital and recurrent programmes. On capital expenditure the following specific programmes must be included in the target:

Youth employment programmes comprising on the job training, summer employment and employment internship programme.

Conditional cash transfers comprising children health grant, children education grants, tertiary level, pregnant and lactation grants, disabled adult grants, adult under 65 grants and adults over 65 grants.

Poor relief programme.

51. On recurrent expenditure, the following specific programmes must be included in the floor on social and security expenditure:

 School feeding programmes including operating costs;

 Poor relief (both indoor and outdoor) including operating costs;

 Golden Age Homes;

 Children’s home, places of safety and foster care including operating cost;

Career Advancement Programme; and

National Youth Service Programme.

52. Reporting: Data will be provided to the Fund with a lag of no more than six weeks after the test date.

D. Ceiling on User-Funded PPPs

53. Definition: User-funded PPPs are defined as concessions in which users are expected to be the main source of revenue. For the purpose of this condition, the loan value of a PPP may be excluded if the Office of the Auditor General has established that the PPP involves only minimal contingent liabilities (by demonstrating that the project has no debt guarantee, demand or price guarantees or termination clauses that could imply a transfer of liabilities to the government). The total value of user-funded PPPs at end-September 2016 stood at US$260 million or 1.9 percent of GDP.

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