The Ministry of Education has announced 100 new scholarships for tertiary students interested in pursuing teaching degrees in the Sciences and Mathematics.

This so they can then be employed as teachers in the country’s secondary schools to help address the poor performance of students in the subject areas in external exams.

Those who receive the scholarships will be bonded to the Ministry for five years upon completion of their programmes.

The Ministry will retain discretion in-terms of their placement.

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says results from this year’s Caribbean Secondary Examination Council, exams have been poor.

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Minister Thwaites says various adjustments done to both the CAPE and CSEC Syllabus over the past two years, seem to have been ignored by teachers.