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Haiti - Education : 7 years after its launch, the National Education Fund has a DG
27/11/2018 10:24:14

Haiti - Education : 7 years after its launch, the National Education Fund has a DG
Monday, November 26, 7 years after the launch of the National Education Fund (FNE) in May 2011 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-3034-haiti-education-launch-of-the-national-fund-for-education-fne-by-martelly-update-1h03pm.html , Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet, the Minister of National Education, in the presence of its Director General Meniol Jeune, several cabinet members including the director and coordinator, Jackson Pléteau and Jacques Yvon Pierre, the presidential advisor on education, Guichard Doré, inspectors general and several technical directors and executives of the Ministry proceeded to the installation of Joseph Frantz Nicolas as Director General of the FNE.

Appointed by Presidential Decree, published in Le Moniteur dated November 12, 2018, No. 193, Joseph Frantz NICOLAS is the first Director General of this State institution called to play a major role in the mobilization of resources to meet the major needs of the country in the education sector.

This is an important act for the effective implementation of the Act of August 17, 2017 establishing, organizing and operating the FNE (voted in first reading by the Lower House in 2012) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-6379-haiti-education-the-fne-becomes-progressively-legal.html and by the Senate after 5 years of blocking by the majority opposition https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21412-haiti-politics-after-5-years-of-blocking-the-senate-votes-the-law-on-the-fne.html ), which stipulates in Article 5 that the General Directorate is one of the two central bodies of the FNE with the Board of Directors.

Recall that the FNE is an autonomous body of unlimited duration, enjoying administrative and financial autonomy, endowed with a legal personality "the mission of the FNE is to participate in the education for all of the Republic of Haiti and to manage the funds intended for the financing, both at the level of the State and at the level of territorial collectivities, of the expenses relating to education [...] ", according to articles 1 and 3 of this Law. The FNE Board is composed of the Ministers of Education, Finance, Planning, Haitians living abroad (or their representative) and a representative of the teacher union sector. The Presidency is held by the Minister of Education and the Vice Presidency by the Ministry of Finance.

In addition to budgetary allocations, the funds of the FNE come from royalties and fees constituted on the following products: incoming and outgoing international call, transfer of international funds https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-25587-haiti-diaspora-7-years-later-the-brh-finally-reveals-the-details-of-taxes-collected-on-transfers.html , rights and concessions on casinos, income generated by lottery concessions of the Haitian State, gains from games of chance, dividends paid to the State by enterprises whose capital is wholly or partly owned by the State, net profits generated by the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) and profits generated by state-owned commercial banks.

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