By Admin. Updated 5:55 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
The Ministry of Education – MOE has confirmed that an announced May 19 scheduled payout is for successful students who did not collect their $500 from the government.
A press release circulating on social media on Wednesday stated that “another disbursement of $500 will be made to students who sat the 2020 and 2021 examinations for the CSEC, CAPE, Associate Degrees and Teacher Education programs on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation from 9:00 am to 12 pm.”.
The statement was interpreted by many students to mean that there would be a second payout to all students who were successful in the 2020 and 2021 CXC and Associate Degree examinations.
One News St. Vincent contacted the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education on Thursday, who confirmed that there was no second payout and that the announced payout is for eligible students who did not collect their monies in the previous payout periods.
This is not the first time that the ministry of education is offering another window of opportunity to eligible students who missed or did not receive payment.
The payout for eligible students who sat the 2020 and 2021 exams and did not collect their payments in the earlier payout period is expected to be made on May 19 at the ministry of education in Kingstown.
For more than a decade, the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has been rewarding successful students at CSEC and CAPE with a $500 payout once they meet established criteria.
The criteria for CAPE includes passing two subjects and Communication Studies while for CSEC, students need to pass five subjects including mathematics and English.
In recent years, the payment has also been extended to Associate degree holders from the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Community College who attained a Grade Point Average – GPA of 2.5 and above.
One News St. Vincent