The Ministry of Education says it’s scholarship for those interested in teaching Mathematics has been repeatedly oversubscribed.
However, National Mathematics Coordinator, Dr Tamika Benjamin, says they have some difficulty in filling the quota for science scholarships.
The scholarship programme for Mathematics and the sciences was created in order to address the growing concerns of a shortage of such teachers due to attrition.
Interested students are given a full scholarship and are bonded for a period of time to the Ministry.
Dr. Benjamin says the Ministry is seeking to expand the programe.
Dr Tamika Benjamin, National Mathematics Coordinator in the Education Ministry.