Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced the New South Wales government will invest more than $300 million in employing tutors to support students disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, with a particular focus on vulnerable children.
Under the scheme, 5500 personnel will be hired to assist students catch up with studies they might have missed during the year.
“For us, education is the enabler,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“For any student who gets a good education in NSW can go on to do anything they hope and wish to do and that’s why it’s so important for us to focus our energy, particularly during this difficult time, on students, our schools and school communities.”
She said students from both independent and public schools would be considered under the program, “because we know students from across the board, from across the state have really suffered because of the disruptive year.”