Minister defends decision not to provide GATE funding for studies at St George's University

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 15:00

Education Minister Anthony Garcia is defending the decision to stop GATE funding of medical students going to St Georges University, saying it’s three times as costly. 

Speaking on the issue today, the Minister referenced tuition costs at UWI’s three campuses, saying costs run from $71,000 dollars at UWI to as much as quarter of a million dollars at St Georges. 

Minister Garcia also said students at St Georges are prepared for the US medical system and often go to the US and do not perform their obligated employment to the state.