PRIVATE SCHOOLS SAVE THE MARSHALL ISLANDS GOVERNMENT BIG BUCKS

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MAJURO, Marshall Islands (Dec. 1, 2000 – Marshall Islands Journal)---Private elementary and high schools are saving the RMI government nearly $4 million in annual education costs, according to a recently released Ministry of Education report.

Last year, private schools enrolled about 30 percent of the RMI’s total elementary and high school population, an increase of five percent since 1988.

Multiplying the average per student spending level of the Ministry of Education by the number of students in private school (2,976 elementary and 1,390high school) shows that the cost savings to the RMI government is $3,975,902, the report said.

The report noted that the Ministry of Education provides slightly over $300,000 in funding support to private schools last year.

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