It was reported in a local newspaper that ???students at another local tertiary institution will soon be paying tuition???.
The article went on to say that the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) had indicated that all students would be required to pay fees.
The SJPP wishes to state that students have, from the inception of the institution, always paid a registration fee.
However, after a review of our Continuing Education Programme that affords employed persons the opportunity to pursue studies after working hours, it became evident that the fees charged were unrealistic.
The Polytechnic will be addressing this issue by ensuring that the fee structure is adjusted to reflect the duration of course instruction.
It should be noted, however, that the course materials, utilities and other support inputs will continue to be subsidised by Government.
Fees relating to the Continuing Educating Programme will be adjusted in the new semester in January 2015.??Any change in fees will not apply to full-time students, whose training costs will remain unchanged.