Continue to Forge Partnerships to Advance Regional Education

November 28, 2021 0 comments Dr. Marston Thomas, PhD, JP Categories Updates

EDUCATION HAS a direct impact on the process of nation-building and development. It plays a pivotal role in the advancement of any country in every aspect, be it social, cultural or moral. A developed and educated society is one that has enough manpower and each person occupying his or her rightful position to revolutionise the way people live.

Since 1836, The Mico University College has built a proud heritage of attracting brilliant and competitive students, helping them to achieve their full potential. It is arguably the oldest teacher-training institution in the Western Hemisphere and has positioned itself as a leader in its field in Jamaica and indeed the Caribbean.

In seeking to meet the current challenges of education in Jamaica and the Caribbean, The Mico has increased its enrolment by offering degree programmes to a greater number of students, especially through creating innovative pathways to reach unattached young men. Its strength in collaborating on the digital transformation of regional education systems and teacher development to advance teaching, learning and assessment, is the result of forward-thinking, that has ably positioned it to maneuver the challenges in this COVID-19 environment.

The Mico University College can be justifiably proud of its history, legacy and evolution as it celebrates its 185th anniversary under the aptly chosen theme, 'Nation-Building, Leadership and Innovation'. Its record of achievement in success fully taking on new challenges has earned it the reputation of being a leader in education development.

I encourage The Mico University College to continue to forge educational partnerships which will further advance the development of regional education. Our economies and societies will continue to reap tremendous benefits from the valued contributions of its graduates.

Congratulations and happy 185th Anniversary!

Governor General of Jamaica

This article first appeared in the Sunday Gleaner, November 28, 2021 - Jamaica, as part of a national celebration of The Mico's 185th Anniversary Celebration. From PressReader >