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Ministry still processing bursary applications


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THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION is expected to inform successful applicants for bursaries to the University of the West Indies “in the not too distant future”.

Word of this is coming from Acting Minister of Education, Senator Harry Husbands, a day after the story broke that the request for funds to cover bursaries had been turned down by the Ministry of Finance. Husbands is sticking to the story that the applications are still being assessed.

He was speaking yesterday morning at the Media Resource Department of the Ministry of Education after an award ceremony for winning schools at this year’s BMEX Exhibition.

“We’ve finished processing the forms and we will make the final determination about who will be receiving bursaries and who won’t be . . . in the not too distant future,” Husbands said. He however declined to give a time frame for disbursements.

When pressed on the availability of funds, Husbands said: “When people are informed, the funds will be disbursed.”

Representatives from 11 secondary, seven primary and two nursery schools were rewarded for their efforts in BMEX.

Christ Church Girls’ Primary School made a triumphant return to the exhibition and took home the first prize in their category ahead of St Bartholomew’s and Holy Innocents.

Ann Hill School was tops in the secondary category, ahead of The Lodge while there was a three-way tie among Irving Wilson, Coleridge & Parry and Christ Church Foundation for third. (YB)




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