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  • Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has renewed his appeal for parents to start investing early for their children’s tertiary education.
  • He said that this will better enable them to afford the rising cost of higher education.
  • He was addressing the AAMM Co-operative Credit Union’s scholarship awards ceremony, held on July 22 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, St. Andrew.

Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has renewed his appeal for parents to start investing early for their children’s tertiary education.

He said that this will better enable them to afford the rising cost of higher education.

“Start from now, at grade seven to save for their university education, because more and more of our young people from all social and economic backgrounds are matriculating to university,” the Minister said.

He was addressing the AAMM Co-operative Credit Union’s scholarship awards ceremony, held on July 22 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, St. Andrew.

A total of 45 students attending secondary and tertiary institutions were presented with $1.4 million in scholarships towards their studies.

Minister Thwaites lauded the credit union for its support, and urged the students to make good use of the opportunity.

“Your responsibility is to do the very best you can, and to recognise your obligation in turn, when you can, to help someone else, just as you are being helped,” he stated.

Rev. Thwaites also advised them to choose their career paths wisely and gain skills in technical and vocational areas.