DepEd gets P8.4-billion grant from Australia


THE Department of Education has received a P8.4 billion grant from the Australian government which will be used to address basic education problems and for the implementation of the K-to-12 program.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro thanked the Australian government for its generosity and said the Philippine government will put up a counterpart fund worth P1 billion to be used in the implementation of the DepEd’s Basic Education Sector Transformation program. The six-year project aims to provide education intervention in Regions 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and the National Capital Region.

The program will improve equitable access to complete basic education and ensure its quality while building and sustaining an effective, transparent, and engaging governance of education.

“We will ensure that this intervention will go a long way towards making sure that we develop students who can realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to building the nation,” Luistro said.

Luistro said the money will also be used to build educational facilities, train teachers, and develop teaching and learning materials.


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