Scholarships for individuals to teach mathematics, science

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – In its bid to boost the cadre of Mathematics and Science teachers, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MEYI) is offering scholarships to 500 suitably qualified persons.

They are being offered in collaboration with The Mico University College, and include 200 Mathematics Education, 200 Science Education and 100 Technical Vocational Education scholarships.

The scholarships will cover full tuition, support for boarding where needed, and a stipend to assist with the cost of books and other supplies.

To qualify, students should satisfy the following requirements: passes in Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Mathematics and English; Grade one or two at CSEC or levels one or two at the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) or National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQJ) in the subjects they will be prepared to teach, and passes in the subject(s) of choice at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) one or two.

Interested individuals should submit their applications along with scanned examination certificates from the respective examining bodies to, by Friday, July 22.

Successful candidates will be bonded for a period of not less than five years and will be required to sign an agreement authorising their deployment by the Ministry of Education on completion of their course of study.

Awardees will be required to maintain a ‘B’ average in order to retain their scholarship.

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