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The Teachers Income Protector (TIP), a friendly society that promotes the development of teachers and their families, has awarded $70,000 dollars to seven Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students in Clarendon and Manchester. At the awards ceremony, which was held recently at the group’s Mandeville office, Marketing Officer, Camille Morrison said the gesture was one way of giving back to members and contributing to their children’s education.
“We started this move five years ago, and this year 26 students across the island were awarded $10,000 each. But to ease transportation costs to the parents, we did the awards at our Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Kingston and Mandeville offices,” Miss Morrison explained. “She said four of this year’s awardees will next year receive an additional $10,000 for top performances at their respective secondary schools. In addition to GSAT students, the group will be giving 10 teachers in tertiary institutions scholarships valuing $60,000 each.

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