Some ten Jamaican students have launched a campaign to lobby the newly mandated Jamaican Government to create more slots for sponsorship of medical students at the UWI Mona.
The students in question are:
- Mikael Larmond, a graduate of the St. George’s College
- Jeremiah Baker, a graduate of the Kingston College
- Delmar Squire, a graduate of the Calabar High School
- Anna-Deborah Halstead, a graduate of the St. Andrew High School for Girls
- Micheala Campbell, a graduate of the Ardenne High School
- Nethaneel Campbell, a graduate of Wolmers’ Boy’s High School
- Kyra Simpson and Ms. Tasseika Dunn, graduates of the Mt. Alvernia High School
- Jamila Calvin and Ms. Shanique Bailey, graduates of the Herbert Morrison High School
- Rajae Myers, a graduate of the St. George’s College
Their calls come against the backdrop of intervention just a year ago when the Jamaican Government stepped in to afford students from low-income households to benefit from government sponsorship.
Without sponsorship, these students will have to fork out some J$3,948,000 dollars for tuition alone or defer their studies. The equivalent in USD is $28,000.
We encourage you to support them by signing their petition and sharing the campaign on social media platforms. When you do share, please tag policymakers.
Follow them on Instagram @future_medstudents.
They are scheduled to appear on the next episode of the MedzIt Podcast.