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Govt to continue subsidizing SJPP fees

Government will continue to subsidize the cost of education at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP), but students in one programme will have to pay more.

Management of the SJPP has indicated that after a review of its Continuing Education Programme that affords employed people the opportunity to pursue studies after working hours, it became evident that the fees charged were “unrealistic”.

“The Polytechnic will be addressing this issue by ensuring that the fee structure is adjusted to reflect the duration of course instruction. It should be noted, however, that the course materials, utilities and other support inputs will continue to be subsidized by Government,” the SJPP said in a statement issued through the Government Information Service.

“Fees relating to the Continuing Educating Programme will be adjusted in the new semester in January 2015.”

The SJPP noted, however, that any change in fees would not apply to full-time students, whose training costs will remain unchanged.

Management of the tertiary institution issued the statement after it was reported in another section of the media that students would soon be paying tuition and the SJPP had indicated that all students would be required to pay fees.

“The SJPP wishes to state that students have, from the inception of the institution, always paid a registration fee,” said the statement.

Source: (BGIS)

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