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  • Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, is assuring teachers that provisions have been made by Government for the payment of their outstanding tuition refunds.
  • Rev. Thwaites said that of the $150 million which was set aside for this purpose, $40 million has been paid to teachers since June, while another $25 million will be paid by the end of August.
  • He further pointed out that the delay in payment, in some cases, was due to discrepancies identified on some claims.

Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, is assuring teachers that provisions have been made by Government for the payment of their outstanding tuition refunds.

Addressing teachers at the annual conference of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, in Montego Bay, on August 19, Rev. Thwaites said that of the $150 million which was set aside for this purpose, $40 million has been paid to teachers since June, while another $25 million will be paid by the end of August.

He further pointed out that the delay in payment, in some cases, was due to discrepancies identified on some claims. Other claims, he noted, were for courses not approved by the Ministry of Education or the University Council of Jamaica.

The Minister told the teachers that persons due refunds can contact Miss Ioline Donalds of the Ministry of Education at 292-4509.  “She will be available to anyone to whom a refund is due up to March 2015,” Rev. Thwaites said.

He insisted that all documentation must be in place for processing before the funds are disbursed.