Phillips calls for society to do more to support education

Sunday, August 20, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips says the society must organise itself to support schools and offer more to students who are enduring a traumatic experience of mapping a path through the education process.

Phillips, in a release today, said while many educators have pushed forward and enabled the advancement of young people from various backgrounds, old students' associations and churches have a role to play in the development of education.

The Opposition leader also said the Government’s spending on education would have to be increased with the support of the wider public and the Diaspora.

He was at the seventh Annual Award Ceremony and Luncheon of the Peace and Love Academic Scholarship Incorporated (PALAS) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel yesterday.
Phillips congratulated PALAS for awarding scholarships to some 108 students attending high schools and universities across the nation.

The Peace and Love Academic Scholarship Inc is a non-profit organisation that has offered bursaries to some 408 applicants from 88 schools, to the tune of 32 million dollars over the past seven years.

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