The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Service on Sunday announced that it has begun accepting applications for scholarships in a variety of disciplines. According to the Ministry of Education, this is in keeping with the Government’s commitment to grant 20,000 scholarships for Online Courses.
The Ministry said it is working on operationalizing the Guyana Online Academy of Learning (GOAL), which will house this program, within this first half of 2021.
“This program is for Guyanese across all communities in every region and will be made accessible accordingly,” the Ministry said in a statement.
The Ministry of Education has the responsibility of managing the academic and technical aspects of the program while the Public Service Ministry will award the scholarships.
In February, Education Minister Priya Manickchand identified the Indira Gandhi National Open University, the Jain Deemed-to-be-University, the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the UWI Open Campus (Vocational), and the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany where 4,500 Guyanese will be afforded online scholarships.
According to a form posted on the Ministry’s website, scholarships are being awarded in 86 areas in Masters, Undergraduate and Bachelor’s Degree programmes. However, it does not specify how many scholarships are available in each area.
See application form below: GOAL 2021 Scholarship Application Form