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GATE to be reviewed by a Task Force.

GATE to be reviewed by a Task Force.

NEWS GRAPHIC 9Cabinet agrees to the setting up of the Task Force to review the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses Programme.

GATE funds cover 100 percent of tuition expenses for undergraduate students and up to 50 percent of tuition expenses, to a maximum of TT$10,000, for postgraduate students.

All students who accept GATE funds are bound to a period of national service that is linked to the value of the funds received.

Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, told reporters this afternoon, GATE which began in 2004 has benefited 194 thousand students to date from 65 institutions.

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says concerns have been raised about a possible abuse of the initiative.

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Minister Garcia also gave details as it relates to the composition of the GATE Task Force, which is expected to submit its report to the Education Ministry in July this year.

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Education Minister, Anthony Garcia.

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