QUESTION: Effective August 1, the Student Loan Bureau has started to provide debtors' information to credit-record agencies. What is your view on this move?
Ok, so they get the loan, but when they graduate there are no jobs. How are they gonna repay these loans when they can't find jobs. I don't have a problem with targeting those who are employed. Seriously?
- Laurel Bicknell
In any case, 85 per cent of these higher educated muppets will migrate leaving the taxpayer holding the bag. They will use "no jobs" as an excuse but the truth is, they have been preparing to migrate since primary school and engineered to do so from birth.
- Inmyown Words
The Government and corporate Jamaica need to place more emphasis on helping these borrowers find suitable jobs; this is the only way these loans will be repaid. Don't just find employment for your family, friends, and friends' friends. Level the playing field, because most times these people can afford to attend university without a loan from SLB. This is what we call "Rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer"!
- Laurel Bicknell
I agree 100 per cent with SLB.
- Deon Wright
Yes, it is a revolving loan. If it is not repaid, there will be nothing to revolve. If they are unemployed, then they should go in and speak to them. My children repaid theirs.
- Carol Dawn Anthony
That should mean INTEREST RATES should go DOWN significantly. Right?
- Delton Jr Phillips
My concern is for those who would really want to pay and cannot do so, because they have not had employment so that they can honour their agreement. For these persons, it will be embarrassing.
- Kay Mullings
- Tia-Maria Edwards
Jamaica is adopting America's strategy. So before you get a visa you should have a tax registry number and then check for loans against that number.
- Lynval Laing
Is there hope for us parents who want to send our kids to higher education but are not financially able to? And you wonder why there is so much crime. A sense of hopelessness on the people of this country.
- Suzette Peart
Will a stop order at the ports be put in place? A dat mi want fi find out.
- Fabian Suckoo
I agree with SLB! It is truly sad to tell a young person his/her credit rating is bad starting out. What about those who are in the circles to correct that credit? I guess the politicians have the answer for that, right?
- Michael Nugent