The institutional framework for the education sector has evolved into a complex structure with responsibilities spread across various offices. The overall direction is provided by the Department of Education, while the implementation is undertaken by various offices designated with specific aspects of the overall education system of the state. The administration and development of the education sector is governed by the Department of Education headed by the Minister of Education. A Minister of State oversees the primary, secondary and adult education. The Principal Secretary directs the overall administration and development programmes in the education sector.