The governing Jamaica Labour Party, the JLP says its Education Fund will this afternoon be making a donation to the University of Technology, UTECH  to help students who are facing financial difficulties.

In a statement, the JLP said the donation is to benefit, in particular, students at risk of being de-registered or barred from sitting examinations.

The hand-over will take place at UTECH’s Papine, St Andrew campus at 2:00pm.

It’s understood that $2.5-million will be donated to UTECH to help students in financial need.

Yesterday, JLP Leader Andrew Holness made a similar donation to the University of the West Indies, UWI.

The JLP leader told the function that he identifies with the struggle of students because when he began university he had no idea how his tuition would be fully funded.

Mr. Holness told the function at the UWI that those who benefit from the assistance will be asked to in the future commit to assisting other students when they are in a financial position to do so.

Andrew Holness, Jamaica Labour Party leader