Bursaries still coming

Acting education minister says UWI students will get money soon

University of the West Indies (UWI) may be later than expected, but they are still coming.

That assurance came today from Acting Minister of Education Senator Harry Husbands who told reporters that, contrary to reports in another section of the Press, the ministry was in the final stages of processing the bursaries.

Another media house had reported, over the weekend, that an official from the Ministry of Finance had sent a letter to the Ministry of Education turning down a request for funds to make the 3,000 bursaries a reality.

But in a brief interview today, Husbands said: “We have finished processing the forms and we will make the final determination about who will be receiving bursaries . . . in the not too distant future.”

When pressed about whether the bursaries would be ready by next week, Husbands said “hopefully” but did not commit to a date for disbursement.

“I am not going to put a time limit on it . . . . When people are informed the funds will be dispensed,” he said.

In July, Minister of Education Ronald Jones who is currently overseas, had given the assurance that bursaries would be made available in a matter of weeks.

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6 Responses to Bursaries still coming

  1. Dean Scantlebury
    Dean Scantlebury October 7, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Bait and switch, good cop bad cop, and all the games politicians play! Grow up!

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  2. Eddie Smith
    Eddie Smith October 7, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Too many knee-jerk reactions. If there was the original intent to give bursaries why wasn’t this program and any other, for that matter, put in place BEFORE discontinuing the free tuition?

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  3. Nikki Brown
    Nikki Brown October 7, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Hahahahahahaha.

    Reply
  4. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd October 7, 2014 at 8:43 am

    hummm and I am the Queen of England

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  5. Hermine Alleyne
    Hermine Alleyne October 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.Dem tkink we are stupid.The left hand ain’t know what the right hand doing. Lord have mercy on the young people.

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  6. Hermine Alleyne
    Hermine Alleyne October 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.Dem tkink we are stupid.The left hand ain’t know what the right hand doing. Lord have mercy on the young people.

    Reply

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