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Inmates, warders to get tertiary scholarships
National Security State Minister Zavia Mayne (standing, right), looks on as (seated, from left) Lt Col (Ret’d) Gary Rowe, commissioner of corrections; Geraldine Adams, deputy executive chair, University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) Group; and Carla Gullotta, executive director, Stand Up For Jamaica, exchange documents while signing a memorandum of understanding for correctional officers and inmates at the Tower Street Correctional Centre and St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre to pursue tertiary studies. Also looking on are Sonia Davidson (standing, left), head of the Business Administration Department at UCC, and Dr Yvonne Dawkins, associate vice-president for academic affairs, UCC. The signing ceremony was held at the UCC’s main campus on Wednesday.
Four additional inmates and two correctional officers from the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre are being given full scholarships to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC).
This is being made possible under a programme extended yesterday with the signing of a memorandum of understanding by the Ministry of National Security, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), the UCC, and human-rights lobby Stand Up For Jamaica.