BARBADIAN STUDENTS facing the new daunting challenge of tuition fees at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Barbados Community College (BCC) and Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) are being offered concessionary loans by the Student Revolving Loan Fund.
However, those delinquent beneficiaries who have owed the fund for many years have been asked to pay up or have their names publicised.
Minister of Education Ronald Jones said yesterday that the fund was owed over $28 million and there were several delinquent professionals, including doctors and lawyers, who had not honoured their commitments to the entity which had helped them as far back as 30 years ago.
“Today as Minister of Education I am making an appeal to you, all of you who owe: have the conversation with the fund so that you can be paying back so that others can benefit from the concessionary loan provided. Have a conscience. You got it when you needed it. There are others now who need it. Pay! Pay up! Give back the fund its money,” he said during a Press conference to launch the concessionary tuition loans.