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Four UTech students receive scholarships to study pharmaceutical technology

Thursday, October 05, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Four students from the University of Technology (UTech) were awarded scholarships last week to study pharmaceutical technology in The College of Health Sciences at the university.

According to a release from Timeless Herbal Care, the students were specially chosen according to need, their performance and records at UTech.

The scholarships, totalling $1million each year for three years, will enable the students to do a course of study focusing on research and investigation into new areas slated for growth in the economy.

The new pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries in Jamaica will require trained and skilled graduates to work in developing medicines and treatments for improving the quality of health care in Jamaica and elsewhere.

The scholarships were awarded by Timeless Herbal Care that has a partnership agreement with UTech for research and scientific development of Jamaica's indigenous plants and for the medicinal ganja business.

Two weeks ago Timeless Herbal Care signed an MoU with the Jamaica Bauxite Institute to grow medicinal ganja and nutraceutical plants such as the castor bean, turmeric and guinea hen weed.