Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Ralph E Gonsalves announced last year that the government will focus on appointing teachers who successfully obtained their teaching degrees between 2013-2015 and he’s keeping his word.

The PM spoke on the topic over the weekend while giving his Independence speech and assured the public that 120 teachers will be appointed in January, 2019. He also assured that the remaining teachers who will not be appointed in January, 2019, will be appointed by January, 2020. Graduated teachers aren’t the only ones who government plans to assist, Hon. Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves shared the government’s plan to aid nursing students who are currently going through the process of acquiring their bachelors degree. “The government will pay one-third of the already subsidized fees in addition to providing for them monthly stipend of EC $1,000 per month,” the Prime Minister announced.

Mr. Gonsalves went on to shed light on the Economically Disadvantaged Student Loan Program, that is in place as a supporting loan for those who might be undergoing difficulty with paying for their studies. He mentioned that the highest number of awards, being 48, were given to those who sat CAPE and Associate Degree exams this year, and the sum totaled some 7.1 million dollars in awards.

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