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  • Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, is commending the various corporate entities, groups, and individuals, who continue to contribute to the education sector.
  • He noted that while the Government invests some $80 billion in education annually, the sum “would be insufficient to do what we do if it were not for the contribution of companies, persons in the Diaspora, parents, and the churches in Jamaica.”
  • The Minister was speaking at Guardian Life Limited’s 10th Annual Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) awards ceremony, held on August 12, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.

Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, is commending the various corporate entities, groups, and individuals, who continue to contribute to the education sector.

He noted that while the Government invests some $80 billion in education annually, the sum “would be insufficient to do what we do if it were not for the contribution of companies, persons in the Diaspora, parents, and the churches in Jamaica.”

The Minister was speaking at Guardian Life Limited’s 10th Annual Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) awards ceremony, held on August 12, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.

This year, the company disbursed scholarships and grants valued at $4 million to children of policyholders and employees of the company.

The top boy and girl among policyholders, received scholarships valued at $250,000 each, to cover the full five-year period of study at secondary school. They are Yendi Foo and Mikhail Morris, who will be attending Campion College.

Eight children of employees also benefited from $250,000 awards under a new programme launched by Guardian Life this year.

Additionally, grants of $30,000 each were presented to 21 children of employees and the top six boys and girls from Denham Town, Duhaney Park and Alpha Primary schools, which the company has been supporting over the years.

President of Guardian Life Limited, Eric Hosin praised the outstanding performance of the students.

“I firmly believe that those who are willing to work harder than the rest deserve their success. After all of those extra lessons, mock examinations and hours of personal study time, I’m sure that you will agree that hard work does, indeed, pay off,” he said.