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Teachers in Eastern St. Thomas, who wish to upgrade their skills, can benefit from grants and scholarships being offered by the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

Making the announcement in his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, June 25, Dr. Ferguson said the grants for teacher study upgrade and the scholarships are valued at more than $60,000 each.

The grants from the CDF are being bolstered by funds from the Friends of Eastern St. Thomas – Jamaica and New York Chapters; while the scholarships are being made possible through the Dr. Fenton Ferguson Scholarship for Teachers.

The Minister emphasized that he is committed to the educational development of his constituents, and pointed out that “the greatest allocation from my Constituency Development Fund has historically been to education and this has not changed.”

“This past year, we committed support to infrastructure upgrade, equipment, scholarships, school appliances, and assistance to needy students,” Dr. Ferguson said, as he outlined his stewardship in Eastern St. Thomas.

The Minister further informed that he will be continuing this year, the award of $10,000 each for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Top Performing Boy and Girl, from the 21 primary schools in his constituency as well as the hosting of the annual luncheon in their honour.

Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwards