The Education Department will begin remitting monies to respective school accounts starting today.
The Department received 200-million kina cash component earmarked for the Tuition Free Fee policy by the government.
This is for the first quarter, from the total 605-million kina allocation for this year.
Secretary for Education, Doctor Michael Tapo, says they will be distributing the monies, following their registration records.
But he says, according to records, there are 13-thousand 620 schools however only 8-thousand, 419 have been verified and will receive their funds through their accounts in the next two days.
This is because they have reached all the requirements, of the Education Department.
Over 165-million kina will be remitted to Bank South Pacific, over 11-million kina to Westpac bank and over 7-million kina to A-N-Z.
The Education Secretary states, some 3,600 schools are not getting these monies, and despite the reminders over the last 3 years, School Census Forms have been neglected and not corrected, while monies have been withdrawn quickly, resulting in the school accounts going domain.
He adds some provinces have been penalised, because they elevated their school enrolments Dr. Tapo has reminded School boards and Principals, that over the next few weeks, these 3,600 will be scrutinised.
He adds, they will use the law to make sure schools that do not comply with the requirements, will be closed or denied their funds, until they comply with the requirements, ignored over the last 3 years, and due diligence in complying to the standards are not met and sent to the Education Secretary in Port Moresby.
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