JPS Foundation covers industrial technology costs CSEC | New
The Jamaican Civil Service Corporate Foundation (JPS) paid the full examination fees of 444 public secondary students who will take the Industrial Technology (Electrical) examination of the Caribbean Secondary School Certificate (CSEC) ) in 2020.
The exam scholarship, in the amount of $ 1.618 million, will benefit students in 35 high schools.
Education Minister Karl Samuda thanked the foundation for covering student fees for a new academic year.
“I am very happy that the JPS has, in a sense, partnered with the ministry in providing this very useful provision. Thank you very much for this effort. Thank you for everything you have done, ”Samuda said, noting that the support will help ease the financial burden on families.
He was speaking on Thursday when the check was handed over by executives of the JPS Foundation to the Overseas Examinations Commission at the company’s head office in New Kingston.
JPS President and CEO Emanuel DaRosa said the grant is an investment in “the talent of our young people”.
“We are preparing the future leaders of the energy industry, who will undoubtedly help Jamaica to realize its great potential,” he said.
“JPS is making a rapid transition to an innovation-driven organization. This future requires change; it will require our best efforts and it needs our greatest talents. The awarding of this grant is a critical step, ”added DaRosa.
The JPS Foundation has paid student registration fees for the CSEC Electrical Technology Exam for the past three years.
To date, the foundation has paid over $ 4.5 million in exam fees for 1,355 students.
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