OVER K31 million has been allocated towards the dismantling of arrears Government owes various public universities.
Deputy Education Minister Sydney Mushanga said Government was aware of the huge arrears that it owed public universities and was doing everything to clear them.
Mr Mushanga said in an interview that the allocating funds to universities was to ensure that there was smooth running of the institutions as they provided quality tertiary education.
Government was committed to improving the education sector by providing financial support the institutions needed to run the day to day affairs.
“Government will continue to allocate funds to the education sector in order to dismantle areas owed by various public universities because it attaches great importance,” he said.
Mr Mushanga said this was an indication that there was political will adding that Government attached great importance to the education sector.
Government support towards the education sector would help contribute to national development as education was key.
Mr Mushanga commended various cooperating partners for the unending support they were rendering to the education sector in the country.
The nation valued and cherished the support from cooperating partners which was complementing Government efforts in ensuring that quality education was provided.
“As Government we have and will always remain thankful for the help and support that cooperating partners are rendering to the education sector in the country,” he said