Subject: AN: Govt to Open Int'l Schools in Districts Bordering on E Timor

GOVT TO OPEN INT'L SCHOOLS IN DISTRICTS BORDERING ON E TIMOR

January 26, 2004 11:24pm Antara

Atambua, Jan 24 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government plans to set up three international schools in subdistricts bordering on East Timor, a local education service official said here on Saturday.

"The central government is committed to set up international schools in three districts bordering on East Timor," the head of the education service of Belu district, Kornelis Besin, said.

One of the schools, namely a secondary vocational school in Kobalima, had been operating for the past two years. The two others, namely a junior high-school in East Tasifeto and a senior high-school in Raihat, were still in a prepratory stage.

"Initially, the central government will allocate Rp1 billion for the development of each of the shools," he said.

Asked whether East Timor citizens could attend the schools, he said they could but only after a relevant agreement had been concluded by the two governments.

(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)


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