Students islandwide sitting their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) principles of accounts and principles of business subjects in June 2012 will have their examination fees paid for in full by the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation.
This is a continuation of the NCB Foundation's Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)/ CSEC Fee Sponsorship programme established in 2003 to support the Ministry of Education's National Development Plan by assisting students at the secondary level to meet the minimum qualification requirement for entry to a tertiary institution.
Each year under the programme, more than 4,000 applications are paid for by the NCB Foundation for students sitting CXC/CSEC principles of accounts and principles of business.
Since the programme began, NCB Foundation has donated more than $67 million which has funded more than 66,000 student entries.
Last year, the foundation paid out $8.8 million to subsidise exam fees for 4,516 student entries. Over the years, both schools and students have continued to make use of the programme which continues to provide financial support to high school students across Jamaica.
Applications are submitted by the schools and, to qualify for sponsorship, schools are expected to have a 90 per cent sit rate in the respective subject areas, as well as students' averages in both subject areas must be 70 per cent and higher.
To see the list of qualified schools for the 2011-2012 academic year, individuals can go to www.NCBfoundaton.org.
To apply, schools are encouraged to download and complete the 2011-2012 CXC application form at www.ncbfoundation.org. Once the form is completed, it can be submitted to the nearest NCB branch no later than Monday, November 14, 2011.