SVGTU offers  scholarship to three
August 14, 2009
SVGTU offers scholarship to three

Three students are the recipients of the 2009 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers Union (SVGTU) C.W. Prescod Scholarship award, bringing the number of students currently in the programme to thirteen.{{more}}

The recipients: Annecia Richards, 11; Justin Robinson, 12 and Kelson James 12, received their scholarship awards on Tuesday August 11, 2009 at the Teachers Union office at Mckies Hill.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, President of the SVGTU Sheldon Govia said he is pleased to once again be rewarding students who were successful in the Common Entrance Examination. The student will receive $500 for each of the five years of their secondary school education. They were the top three performers from the list of children of SVGTU members who sat the Common Entrance Examinations in May this year.

Govia added that the Union is considering extending the five-year scholarship to cover the two years of post-secondary education and expressed the hope that this year’s three recipients would be the first to benefit from that programme. He encouraged the students to continue to excel at their studies and make their parents, teachers and the union proud.

Richards, Robinson and James are past students of the Georgetown Government, Kingstown Preparatory and the Cane End Government Schools respectively. Richards will attend the Girls’ High School while both Robinson and James will attend the St. Vincent Grammar School.

Parents of the children, Grocina Richards, Ingrid Robinson and Shorn Joe expressed thanks to the SVGTU on behalf of their children, adding that it would help them in these hard economic times. The children also thanked the SVGTU, vowing to do their best at secondary school to make their teachers, parents and the union proud. “I know I will do my best at all times.” Richards said timidly.

Public Relations Officer of the SVGTU Vilbert Lampkin added that reports will be submitted by teachers of the students’ respective schools so that the Union can monitor the students’ performance. The CW Prescod Scholarship award programme began in 1986.(OS)