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5,163 students receive $300 school subsidy Print E-mail

Five thousand one hundred and sixty three students from across the country will receive government’s school subsidy of $300. These students are representative of those who have qualified under the government’s adjusted program.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Hon. Patrick Faber made the announcement in early May of this year that the government’s school subsidy will be expanded to automatically cover the entire Corozal district. Additionally, primary school students attending schools in rural areas of the Belize, Cayo and Orange Walk Districts will automatically receive the subsidy. In its original form, the subsidy was designed to assist students after they apply and qualify for it. The program was then expanded to be automatic for the Stann Creek and Toledo districts. Now it will cover students from countrywide rural schools. Students in the districts where it is not automatic and who live in urban areas need to apply to the Ministry of Human Development and Education to qualify for the subsidy.

Ceremonies are being planned across the country in order for the subsidies to be distributed countrywide. In the Belize District it will be held at the Belize City Civic Center on Monday June 11 at 2:00p.m. In the San Ignacio, Santa Elena and Benque Viejo areas it will be done on Tuesday June 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart College Auditorium. In Orange Walk it will be done on Wednesday June 13 at 9:00a.m. at the Muffles College Auditorium. On Wednesday June 13 it will be for Corozal at 2:00p.m at the Corozal Community College Auditorium. For the Cayo and Belmopan areas it will be held on Thursday June 14 at 9:00a.m. at the University of Belize Gymnasium. Then at 9:00a.m. on Friday June 15 for the Stann Creek district at the Independence High School Auditorium. The last to be done will be for Toledo on Friday June 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Julian Cho Technical High School Auditorium.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 June 2018 11:09