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1 Securing & Expanding the GATE Programme NATIONAL CONSULTATION Presented by: Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education November 2011

2 We will continue the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) Programme. It will be expanded to include vocational training, strengthened and made sustainable to increase the participation rate in higher education to 60 percent. In addition, to avoid and stop the abuse of GATE, we will strictly enforce existing measures.

3 2001 – Dollar for Dollar (DfD) Education Plan 2004 – Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) Programme

4 Commenced September Objectives To make tertiary education affordable to all; and To widen access to tertiary education to support economic development and promote social equity.

5 Obtain feedback from various stakeholders on the policies, administration and performance of the GATE Programme; Obtain perspectives, ideas and strategies for securing and expanding the GATE Programme; and Provide the basis for an Action Plan that seeks to secure and expand the policy and institutional framework of the GATE Programme.

6 GATE expenditure presented as follows:- Annual Expenditure by fiscal year Local Approved Private Institutions Local Approved Public Institutions Regional Private (St. George's University, Grenada & University of Technology, Jamaica) Regional Public Campuses of UWI Foreign Other (Cardiff University – Cabinet Decision)

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8 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS Grand Total Over 7 Fiscal Periods LOCAL $68,004,839$103,095,909$216,402,112$252,543,216$312,029,629$312,345,815$294,628,126$1,559,049,646 REGIONAL UWI - Cave Hill, Barbados $2,014,993$1,778,128$4,374,600$4,117,336$5,138,828$12,045,495$19,872,961$49,342,341 UWI - Cave Hill School of Business ----$85,125$38,280$67,314$190,719 UWI - Bahamas $92,830$126,004$278,903$233,153$244,063$173,021$115,276$1,263,250 UWI - Mona, Jamaica $2,055,281$4,493,996$8,054,683$12,987,362$17,076,977$24,243,338$29,377,344$98,288,981 UWI - Mona School of Business ----$131,416$199,205$21,000$351,621 UWI - School of Continuing Studies, Montserrat -$5,794$9,392$16, $32,005 UWI - School of Continuing Studies, St. Kitts & Nevis --$11, Norman Manley Law School $49,921$29,330$49,921$33,542$11,105--$173,819 SUB TOTAL FOR REGIONAL $4,213,025$6,433,252$12,779,346$17,388,212$22,687,514$36,699,339$49,453,895$149,654,583 TOTAL FOR LOCAL & REGIONAL $72,217,864$109,529,161 $229,181,458$269,931,428$334,717,143 $349,045,154$344,082,021$1,708,704,229

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10 PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS Total Over 7 Fiscal Periods LOCAL $29,858,288$70,159,959$243,367,869$230,732,501$239,478,069$233,642,576$230,572,279$1,277,811,541 REGIONAL St. Georges University, Grenada $48,042,218 University of Technology, Jamaica ---$1,099,795$717,929$2,011,916$2,250,948$6,080,588 SUB TOTAL FOR REGIONAL - - -$1,099,795$717,929$2,011,916$50,293,166$54,122,806 OTHER $117,120-$222,127$19,328--$49,558$408,133 TOTAL FOR LOCAL, REGIONAL & OTHER $29,975,408$70,159,959$243,589,996$231,851,624$240,195,998$235,654,492$280,915,003$1,332,342,480

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12 Jwala Rambarran (Chairman) Dr. Michael Dowlath (Deputy Chairman) Jaggernauth Soom (PS-MSTTE) Angela Sinaswee-Gervais (Deputy PS-MSTTE) Keith Thomas (TT Chamber) Bernadette Clinton (Ministry of Labour) Cherry-Ann LeGendre (Ministry of Finance) Carleen Roach (Ministry of Planning & Economy) Michael Bradshaw (ACTT) Elphege Joseph (NTA) Teresa Davidson (MSTTE) Anthony Webster (MSTTE) Nievel Niles (Secretary)


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