buy viagra ailment times;”>Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald on Thursday afternoon announced the five high school graduates from the public school system in Grand Bahama who have been awarded full scholarships to attend colleges abroad.
The five are: Angelo Dames and Ajayi Oliver from Sir Jack Hayward High School and Livia Duncombe, Lemuel Bain and Ebony Bowe from the St Georges High School. Duncombe, Bowe and Bain will attend Holland College, while Dames and Oliver will further their education at Monroe College.
Addressing the students, parents and some teachers during a press conference at the Ministry for Grand Bahama, the Minister said the occasion marks yet another milestone for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
He said that when he assumed Ministerial position for Education he made a commitment to increase scholarship opportunities for students in the public school system and that he was surprised to learn back then that only seven percent of the scholarships being awarded in the country was given to public school children.
“To ensure that I was able to deliver on that promise, I engaged the expertise of Mrs. Monique Hinsey, a scholarship and college expert. Mrs. Hinsey is well-known for having fostered great relationships with colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean,” Mr. Fitzgerald said.
Further, he informed that the Scholarship Outreach Initiative was launched in the Fall of 2014 for the purpose of leveraging the existing Ministry of Education scholarships available annually.
Through Scholarship Outreach, the Ministry of Education is partnering with international colleges and universities to offer the dream of a college education to students in the public school system who would not have had the financial support to attend college abroad.
The Education chief also advised that his Ministry is working very closely with many institutions to close the financial gap preventing many students from embracing higher education.