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Struggling parents to get help with CXC/CSEC fees
2013-10-25 17:41:04 | (0 Comments)
The Education Ministry says it is willing to consider supporting parents unable to cover the cost of Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects not already subsidised by the Government.
The Government has been paying for students to sit Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate mathematics, English language, information technology and a science subject since 2002.
Subsidy is also provided for six units in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) on behalf of sixth form students, as well as students who attend community colleges.
In a statement this afternoon, the Education Ministry said parents experiencing difficulties in covering non-subsidised subjects should bring the matter to the attention of the schools.
It says this information will then be sent to the Ministry for consideration.
Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites has warned principals to ensure that students selected to benefit are the most deserving.
Meanwhile, students wishing to benefit from full fee payment by the National Commercial Bank Foundation have until November 6, to submit completed applications to any branch.
The foundation fully sponsors examination fees for two CXC/CSEC subjects, Principles of Business and Principles of Accounts.
Principals or relevant school officials can download application forms at www.ncbfoundation.org.
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