Governance in Kiribati

The main government ministry in charge of the education sector in Kiribati is the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Development. Control of educational issues is given to the Minister of Education who appoints a permanent secretary. Administration is very centralised with little authority given to individual schools. The Government receives aid from Australia (AUSAID) and New Zealand (NZAID), as part of bilateral agreements, to help provide these education services. The Ministry of Education receives the largest portion of total Government budget every year, primarily due to the salaries of teachers. It also provides subsides to Church schools. In addition to the ministry, there is the Kiribati National Advisory Committee for Children, and the regional exam board South Pacific Board for Educational Assessment.


Ministry of Education

Tarawa

Tel: +686 28 091

Minister: Maere Tekanene

Governance in Kiribati
Kiribati Chamber of Commerce
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Development

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