The 2023 School Uniform Grant Programme commences on Monday and will continue until 31st August.
Now in its 18th year, distribution of vouchers under the programme will take place at the Multi-Purpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre, Perry Bay, Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm and every Friday from 9am-2pm.
Supervisor Tanesha McKenzie-James said the SUGP’s eligibility requirements remain unchanged, but she is appealing to members of the general public to remember what needs to be presented when accessing the programme. She noted that in order to be eligible, children must be 5-years-old by 31st December, 2023 and will remain in the database until completion of the 4th Form.
When visiting the Multi-Purpose Centre, returning beneficiaries must present the student’s most recent school report and a form of identification (government issued), while an acceptance letter from the school or 3rd term report along with valid identification for the student and parent/guardian must be presented to representatives of the SUGP.
Students entering secondary schools through the Grade Six National Assessment cannot receive vouchers until after the release of the results on Friday 7th July, 2023.
This year, beneficiaries of the SUGP can use either the face-to-face or drop box option, the latter of which will be available at the programme’s Perry Bay location.
A team of 40 customer service agents have completed training ahead of the launch of this year’s programme.
For more information on the School Uniform Grant Programme, call 562-7247/8.