Opposition Spokesman on Education, Peter Bunting, is raising concerns about how funds are allocated in the budget for capital projects under the Education Ministry.

He was comparing it to the money budgeted for capital projects in the National Security Ministry.

He raised the question while addressing yesterday’s sitting of Parliament’s Standing Finance Committee.

Mr Bunting is describing the Education portfolio as the ‘step child’ of the government’s capital budget.

Peter Bunting, Opposition Spokesman on Education.

In response, Minister with responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda agreed that additional funds are needed to improve the education sector.

Karl Samuda, Minister with responsibility for Education, speaking yesterday in Parliament.

Meanwhile, Minister Samuda says all schools are to be equipped with information and communications technology, ICT, in the next three years.

He says an outcry resulted in the withdrawal of a technology-based attendance system that was recently implemented in a number of schools.

And, he says there are plans to revamp the tablets in schools programme.

Karl Samuda, Minister with responsibility for Education.

He was addressing yesterday’s sitting of Parliament’s Standing Finance Committee.