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Inniss: Follow BIMAP’s example

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Inniss: Follow BIMAP’s example

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MINISTER OF Industry Donville Inniss has praised the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) for its approach to funding, comparing it to other unnamed tertiary institutions who “spend every waking moment begging for more” from Government.
He was speaking on Saturday at the annual BIMAP graduation ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.  
“I am sure that, given the level of subsidy which Government provides to BIMAP, many in corporate Barbados ought to find BIMAP to be an affordable alternative for the provision of training needs of this section of our economy,” Inniss said.
“Our subvention to BIMAP currently stands at approximately $800 000. Whilst, compared with the University of the West Indies (UWI) and other tertiary institutions, this may not seem like a lot, two things may be happening here,”? he added.
“One, BIMAP’s relative costs may be a lot less and/or secondly, unlike other tertiary schools who seek to spend every waking moment begging for more Government funding, BIMAP is getting on with the business of engaging other stakeholders to meet their financial commitments.