JPS Foundation pays exam fees for 444 students

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company Foundation has paid the full examination fees for 444 public secondary school students, who will be sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Industrial Technology (electrical) examination in 2020.

Ministry with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda (right), looks on as Senior Vice President for Customer Services, Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company and Deputy Chairman, JPS Foundation, Ramsay McDonald (centre), signs the symbolic cheque covering the cost for 444 students to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Industrial Technology (electrical) examination. Witnessing the moment (from left) are: President and Chief Executive Officer, JPS, Emanuel DaRosa; Chairman, JPS Foundation, Alphie Mullings-Aiken; and Deputy Director of Examinations, Overseas Examinations Commission, Sharon Burnett.

The examination grant, in the sum of $1.618 million, will benefit students from 35 high schools.

Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, thanked the foundation for covering the fees of the students for another academic year.

“Thanks very much for this effort.”

— Samuda

“I’m very happy that the JPS has, in a sense, partnered with the Ministry by providing this very worthwhile provision. Thanks very much for this effort. Thanks for all that you have been doing,” Samuda said, noting that the support will help to alleviate the financial burden on families.

He was speaking at the handover of the cheque by executives of the JPS Foundation to the Overseas Examinations Commission at the JPS’ head office in New Kingston on Thursday, November 28.

President and Chief Executive Officer, JPS, Emanuel DaRosa, said the grant is an investment in “the talent of our young people.”

“We are…preparing future leaders for the energy industry, who will no doubt help Jamaica to realise its great potential,” he said.