Billions to be spent on education

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 October, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 07 October, 1997, 12:00am

A multibillion-dollar project will be launched next year to encourage schools to come up with innovative ideas to boost education quality, the Education Commission is expected to announce today.

Commission chairman Professor Rosie Young Tse-tse will release the seventh report this afternoon after the Executive Council endorses it.

It will focus on quality in education after the commission found a general lack of a quality culture in the school system.

The commission has suggested offering cash bonuses to schools that show great improvement.

A new quality-development grant has also been recommended to encourage innovative projects on a competitive basis.

Each applicant should receive no more than $100,000.