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Montague awards grants to 124 tertiary students in St Mary

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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ST MARY, Jamaica — One hundred and twenty-four young people in Western St Mary who will be attending a number of tertiary institutions in Jamaica were recently presented with education grants awarded to them by Member of Parliament, Robert Montague.

The students, who will be starting school this September, were awarded at a ceremony which took place on Sunday at the Gayle Seventh Day Adventist Church in St Mary.

Montague, in his address, encouraged the students to stay focused and to believe in themselves.

“I believe that when it comes to education, politics should not play a role. Every child can learn and every child should learn. It doesn't matter where you are in life, it's where you're going that matters. Education is the ladder that you will use to bring you out of poverty and on a path to prosperity.”

Students awarded were from several tertiary institutions, including the University of the West Indies, University of Technology, Northern Caribbean University, Caribbean Maritime University, Moneague College, Enda Manly College and GC Foster College.

The education grant was funded by the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) along with funds raised by Montague.

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