Region Three students benefit from Gov’t scholarship programme

─ over 137 scholarships granted to youths in the region since 2015

─ over 1,000 scholarships granted countrywide since 2015

─ Gov’t remains committed to capacity building of the nation’s people

DPI, Guyana – Thursday, July 12, 2018

Numerous Region Three students have benefited from the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Public Services’ scholarship programmes.

Since assuming office in 2015, the government has granted over 137 scholarships to youths in the region said Minister of State, Joseph Harmon addressing members of the Mora/Parika/Salem community last evening.

Minister Harmon stated that “these were scholarships for all over the world.” He went on to list some of the countries for which they were granted including China, Barbados, Cuba, Georgia, the United States, Jamaica, Mexico, The Netherlands, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom.

The Minister of State highlighted that all these scholarships were fully paid and ranged from tertiary education students to those looking to acquire their PhDs.

He disclosed “at the University of Guyana alone over this period, we sent over one hundred and something young people to the University of Guyana, paying for everything for them”.

Minister Harmon noted that “there were some attachments which do not categorize as scholarships.” These, he explained, are courses that span a few weeks which are categorized as “on the job training”. These courses sometimes are hosted overseas and are paid for at the expense of the state.

He reiterated that the government continues to be committed to the capacity building of the nation’s people.

Since assuming office in 2015, the Government of Guyana through its Department of Public Service has granted over 1,000 scholarships to youths across the country covering a wide range of subject areas.

By: Anara Khan

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