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.

8 Responses to Funds for UWI bursaries finally approved

  1. Mark Wrd
    Mark Wrd February 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Cheers .

  2. Frederick Alleyne
    Frederick Alleyne February 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm


  3. Antonio Phillips-Griffith Bsc
    Antonio Phillips-Griffith Bsc February 13, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Long after the semester start

  4. Alison Branch
    Alison Branch February 13, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Praise God!!!! Income tax refunds just behind this then? ????

  5. Wayne Prescod February 13, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    How do you think they are paying for that? You can kiss that income tax return goodbye for now!

  6. Ingrid Ibrahim
    Ingrid Ibrahim February 13, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you Jesus ,glory to God.


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