A bright new school termSterling Products Limited employees who have children attending school were late last week granted back-to-school relief in the form of bursaries of $65,000 each.The company handed out the money on Thursday last and explained that this move was to lessen the expenses the parents have for the September school term. Angela Persaud, Alika Shaw, Tarun Saktua, Akeelah Persaud, Emika Thomas, Samir Ishmael, Romel Persaud and Daniele Shaw were the seven students who received bursaries. Sterling, in a statement, said that it has been contributing to the education of employees’ children through annual bursary awards for over 25 years.At last week’s presentation, Human Resources Officer Yvette Fiedtkou said that seven students qualified for the bursary award by attaining at least 75 per cent of the total marks obtainable at the 2018 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA). Meanwhile, Sterling Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ramsay Ali highlighted that the children were embarking on a new chapter in their education that was vastly different from primary school.“We are happy that we can afford to do this and assist you a little bit as you get into a new area of your life…,” Ali observed.Assistant Chief Education Officer at the Education Ministry, Samantha Williams said that the Ministry saluted valuable assistance of this nature and hoped other companies could contribute in similar ways to raising the standards of education and preparing students to succeed in academic life.Sherwood Clarke, A representative of the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU) which represents the company’s workers was also present at the ceremony. He explained that trade unionism was not only about fighting for workers’ rights and good working conditions but also enhancing workers’ education. He commended the CEO and the company for agreeing to increase the disbursement, and also praised the company’s adult literacy programme, in place for some employees.