Ninety-four students, who had unpaid fees during their final semester at the University of the West Indies,UWI, Mona, have received financial assistance through the Prime Minister’s Positive Jamaica Foundation to clear their balances.
This has enabled them to graduate.
The details were announced by Principal of UWI Mona, Professor Dale Webber during the recent ‘Let’s Connect’ virtual town hall with Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks.
According to Professor Webber, each year, for the last two years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, through his foundation, has given $2.5-million to the UWI and asked the institution to spread it to cover as many students as possible.
Particularly those who are about to graduate and needed to clear their balances.
He noted that there have been cases where students were unable to complete their studies because of outstanding fees.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Marks said the Positive Jamaica Foundation is providing two scholarships to students from the UWI, under the student exchange programme.
Each scholarship is valued at $1-million.
The virtual event was focused on educational opportunities, including student exchanges, international scholarships and more.