Funds for UWI bursaries finally approved
Seven months after it was announced that Government would help University of the West Indies (UWI) students pay their tuition fees, Cabinet has approved $3 million for bursaries.
In a statement issued through the Government Information Service this afternoon, the Ministry of Education said the approval came at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting.
“The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will in the shortest possible time communicate with those students whose applications were successful, as well as with the UWI,” it said.
“The ministry welcomes this intervention and regrets the length of time taken to conclude this matter.”
Minister of Education Ronald Jones had announced since last July that with Government no longer paying the tuition costs of the UWI bill for Barbadian students, the administration would provide about 3,000 bursaries to assist those who could not afford to pay.