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Gov't to boost provisions under youth programmes

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2016 | 10:18 AM
Portfolio Minister, Senator Ruel Reid says the Ministry of Education will be expanding the capacity of the National Youth Service summer employment programme so more students receive valuable work experience.

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is moving to boost provisions to young people under the National Youth Service (NYS) and the Jamaica Values and Attitudes (JAMVAT) programme.

Portfolio Minister, Senator Ruel Reid says the Ministry will be expanding the capacity of the NYS summer employment programme so more students receive valuable work experience.

Senator Reid also says the Ministry is looking at increasing the financial support provided to tertiary-level students under JAMVAT.

Currently, the Government undertakes 30 per cent of the tuition cost, not exceeding $350,000 per annum, for tertiary students who face financial challenges.

But the Education Minister says this will be revisited as the costs for some programmes such as law and medicine have increased.

The Minister was speaking with JIS News recently.