Jamaica gov’t awards £12.2m contract to City And Guilds Int’l

The Jamaican Government has awarded a 10-year contract, valued at £12.2 million, to City and Guilds International Limited for the provision of examinations for and certification of students.

Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, responds to questions from journalists during a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

Under the Cabinet-approved arrangement, City and Guilds will provide testing and certification for selected students in grades 11, 12 and 13 in Mathematics, English, Engineering and 16 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) occupational areas.

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This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, during a post-Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday (Nov 6) at Jamaica House.

Mr Samuda emphasised the importance of maintaining the arrangement “because it offers the gateway for persons to be able to be engaged in the kinds of study that will enable them to move on into fields of engineering [among other related areas]”.

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