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  • Scholarships and grants numbering close to 3,000 have been awarded to students in the constituency of Eastern St. Andrew, made possible through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
  • Member of Parliament for the area, Andre Hylton, made the disclosure as he opened the State of the Constituency Debate in the House of Representative on Tuesday, September 1.
  • He informed that last week, an awards ceremony was held at the University of Technology (UTech), where grants and scholarships were issued to over 700 students in the constituency.

Scholarships and grants numbering close to 3,000 have been awarded to students in the constituency of Eastern St. Andrew, made possible through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

Member of Parliament for the area, Andre Hylton, made the disclosure as he opened the State of the Constituency Debate in the House of Representative on Tuesday, September 1.

He informed that last week, an awards ceremony was held at the University of Technology (UTech), where grants and scholarships were issued to over 700 students in the constituency.

Mr. Hylton also gave an update on the progress being made on the development of a University Town.

He noted that several meetings have been held with various stakeholders and local authorities to fine tune the framework of the University Town. These consultations, he said, are being led by Dr. Carol Archer of the University of the Technology.

“Recently, we received some funding from the Tourism Enhancement Fund, which will facilitate the designs and consultation for this university town. Therefore, we must continue the work of creating a university town where children can come and have a great time while studying,” Mr. Hylton said.