Bali Govt Announces Massive Education Spending

DENPASAR ~ To improve the quality of education in Bali, the government has allocated Rp351.28 billion (US$37.4 million) to schools across the island.

At a ceremony at the Governor’s Office on Tuesday, Governor Dewa Made Beratha announced the distribution of funds to educational institutions in Buleleng, Denpasar, Karangasem, Gianyar, Badung, Tabanan, Bangli, Jembrana and Klungkung, from pre-schools to secondary schools.

Buleleng gets the largest amount of money, at Rp60.8 billion, with Klungkung the least, at Rp22.6 billion.

Head of Bali’s Education Office Kusuma Wardhani said the money  would be used to provide better education to students all over Bali.

She said the funds were taken from the national as well as provincial annual budget.

“The governor directly handed the funds to the institutions. The amount received by each regency has been divided proportionally, according to the numbers of students, schools and the complexity of the problems in each region,” she said. (RD)

Education Fund Allocation

No

Region

Amount (in billions of rupiah)

1

Buleleng

Rp60.8

2

Denpasar

Rp55.8

3

Karangasem

Rp44.2

4

Gianyar

Rp39.8

5

Badung

Rp39.7

6

Tabanan

Rp39.5

7

Bangli

Rp24.8

8

Jembrana

Rp24.3

9

Klungkung

Rp22.6

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