teachers out of rural Jamaica have been awarded Kingston
Bookshop Biennial Tertiary Scholarships for 2005-2007.
They are Miss Claudette Gilzene and Mrs Celomie Henry.
Together the ladies have given 50 years of service to
the teaching profession.
Gilzene is a department head at the Golden Grove Primary
& Infant School in St Thomas. She holds, among other
things, a Teacher’s Diploma from the Shortwood Teachers’
College and will be pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree
in Early Childhood Education at the University of the
West Indies (UWI).
In a letter to the company Miss Gilzene said that having
received the scholarship, “my mind would be at ease
so I can better concentrate on my studies and perform
at the highest level possible.” She has pledged
to continue to be a positive contributor to the education
Henry is a senior teacher at the Tredegar Park All Age
School in St Catherine. She holds a Teacher’s Diploma
from the St Joseph’s Teachers’ College and
will be pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree in Educational
Administration at the UWI.
an immediate response to the news of her award Mrs Henry
expressed thanks to God and the company and was particularly
happy to know that the scholarship covers full tuition.
most recent awardees bring to nine the number of teachers
to benefit from this Kingston Bookshop initiative which
provides full tuition tertiary level scholarships for
teachers who have served for 15 or more years in a Jamaican
classroom. The awards are made in collaboration with the
Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) and were presented
at the General Conference held in August.