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 Governorâ€™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 Baliâ€™s Education Office Kusuma Wardhani said the moneyÂ 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.
â€œThe 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,â€ she said. (RD)