Ministers among 38 beneficiaries of fully funded Gov’t scholarships


A list of scholarship awardees provided by the Government to the National Assembly on Wednesday disclosed that Ministers within the Ministry of Education and Public Infrastructure, Nicolette Henry and Annette Ferguson are currently beneficiaries of fully funded scholarships from the administration.

According to the list Minister Henry is pursuing a Phd in Public Health in the United States. The scholarship which is in its first year already raked up a sum of $3,339,460.

Minister Ferguson is said to be in the second year of her scholarship; Public Policy Management, which is being done in the United Kingdom. So far, her overall cost totals $3, 382,300.

Also on the list is the daughter of Minister of Education, Alicia Roopnaraine who is also pursuing studies in Psychology in the U.K. to the tune of over $2.5M, Former Chief Education Officer, Olato Sam and Director on the Board of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley.

There is also a number of scholarships for undergraduate studies, among which is former Queen’s College (QC) student Elisa Hamilton who topped the 2014 Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) exams and Cecil Cox who emerged as the top Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) student.

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