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Gov't to spend $100m on college students

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2013 | 9:16 AM

The government is providing $100 million in bursaries to 1,000 tertiary students who are beneficiaries of the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH).



Students under the programme will each receive $100,000 towards tuition fees, boarding costs or book expenses.



Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier, said the programme represents a significant investment in the youth of Jamaica and in the development and growth of the country.



He says the initiative is also in keeping with the Government’s strategic priority for fiscal year 2013/2014, aimed at enhancing social protection for the most vulnerable and providing educational advancement for all citizens.



The minister is urging the recipients of the bursaries to adopt an attitude of volunteerism, by investing their time and talents in the development of their communities and country.



To be considered for the funding, a student must have received a PATH benefit while in secondary school; be enrolled in their second, third or fourth year an institution accredited by the University Council of Jamaica and attained a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above in their first year of study.



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