Former Prime Minister, PJ Patterson, has established a fund at the University at the West Indies, Mona, to assist needy students and promote regional integration in CARICOM.
He’s invested USD$100,000 in the fund. Mr. Patterson says part of the fund will be used to assist students from the university’s Chancellor Hall of Residence, who have difficulty paying their tuition and other fees.
Mr Patterson is urging other alumni to contribute to the fund.
The fund comes weeks after the University’s Guild of Students said several students were facing the prospects of being barred from examinations, due to their failure to pay their tuition fees in full.