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LIME, Gleaner on hunt for GSAT achievers and teachers - Telecoms firm to assist with back-to-school

Published:Monday | August 17, 2015 | 8:00 AM

Telecommunications firm LIME and The Gleaner are on the hunt for five outstanding students who beat the odds to secure success in this year's Grade Six Achievement Test.

The two entities, which have, for a third year joined together to award GSAT achievers ahead of the LIME Skool Aid back-to-school fair, are also seeking to recognise two grade six teachers who have managed to produce outstanding results and pass rates from their students, despite limited resources.

Each student will receive a grant of $30,000 to assist with back-to-school expenses while each teacher will receive a tablet, along with $30,000 to assist with teaching aids for the upcoming year.

As is customary, Gleaner readers are being invited to submit their recommendations for students to benefit from this year's programme.

Nominees should have recently completed the GSAT examinations and secured a place in a secondary school in Jamaica. Submissions for teachers are limited to those who prepared students for the 2015 exams and will be going on to tutor students for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Recommendations should be sent to editorial@gleanerjm.com along with the name, contact information and a brief synopsis of the circumstances of each student or teacher submitted.

The deadline for submission is August 21.

Skool Aid takes place on August 30 at Jamworld in Portmore, St Catherine.