50 hinterland youths get scholarships to attend UG
The Amerindian Affairs Ministry on Wednesday announced that 50 youths from hinterland villages across the country have been awarded scholarships to attend the University of Guyana. These scholarships were awarded through the Public Service Ministry.
During an outreach to Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Monday, Amerindian Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai explained that the scholarships awarded the 50 youths represent 25 per cent of the 200 scholarships that are being awarded to students this year.
“I have received correspondence from the Public Service Ministry stating that the children we helped apply for scholarships to the University of Guyana were successful this year, and it is probably breaking records,” the Minister is quoted as saying in a release from the Ministry.
Additionally, under the Amerindian Affairs Ministry’s Hinterland Scholarship Programme, students who were successful at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations will be given the opportunity to attend secondary schools on the coastland.
Tertiary-level students also received scholarships to attend the Government Technical Institute (GTI), the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA), Carnegie School of Home Economics, the E.R. Burrowes School of Art, and the Guyana Industrial Training Centre.