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  • The Ministry of Education is reminding parents, guardians and students that the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation will continue to pay in full for CSEC Principles of Accounts and Principles of Business examination fees, for qualifying students at the secondary level.
  • The Ministry said that in an effort to ensure quality and control, the following criteria remain part of the programme - the school’s percentage of students sitting the last two years must be 90 per cent; and individual academic performance of students being submitted for funding must average 70 per cent or higher in each subject.
  • All schools at the secondary level that meet the above criteria will be deemed eligible for the programme.

The Ministry of Education is reminding parents, guardians and students that the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation will continue to pay in full for CSEC Principles of Accounts and Principles of Business examination fees, for qualifying students at the secondary level.

In a bulletin issued by the Ministry on October 28, the Ministry said that in an effort to ensure quality and control, the following criteria remain part of the programme – the school’s percentage of students sitting the last two years must be 90 per cent; and individual academic performance of students being submitted for funding must average 70 per cent or higher in each subject.

All schools at the secondary level that meet the above criteria will be deemed eligible for the programme.

In the meantime, school administrators are urged to apprise their Examination Coordinators of all developments concerning the award of scholarships related to this sponsorship.

The bulletin also noted that the NCB Foundation has made changes to the application process and will now have all application forms completed through an online link, which will be accessible on their website at: www.ncbfoundation.org.

The application process begins on Friday, October 30, 2015 and closes on November 13, 2015. Applicants will be denied access to the form after the deadline.

Along with the Child Development Agency (CDA), the Ministry is reporting that they have finalised plans for the payment of the 2015/2016 external examination fees for Wards of the State.

The Ministry of Education will absorb the associated costs for these students to sit examinations in CSEC, CAPE, City and Guilds, Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) and the National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQ-J).