Giving Sterling Service to Education and Nation-Building

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

THE MICO University College has evolved during the 185 years of its existence. We have stood the test of time and emerged successful, but will continue to craft and implement our strategic focus for another 100 years.

From The Mico Normal School in 1835-36 to its current status as The Mico University College, its presidents/ principals, administrators, all levels of staff past and present can be proud of its growth and development. The Mico has remained steadfast to its tradition of resilience, endurance and relevance into the 21st century. This institution continues to give sterling service in education and to nation-building.

Over the years, we have offered programmes throughout the Caribbean using workshops, seminars and counselling sessions to share pedagogy to students, educators and others to benefit from The Mico CARE Centre and the Mico Youth Counselling Development and Resource Centre, to name a few. These innovations are in response to the needs of our society and align with our commitment to nation-building. Our more recent PUMP programme is a perfect example of this.

I am proud to lead this institution as chancellor, as we focus on the new teaching modalities and challenges we continue to face during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mico is well known for its vision to become the 'University of Choice' in the Caribbean as we explore all opportunities and ensure that we recognise our legacy but keep our eyes focused on the future.

The impact of our graduates/ alumni is well documented globally as they serve in a variety of areas, such as business, politics, religion, diplomatic service, sports, and legal and judiciary services, to mention a few. We are pleased with the impact of our alumni.

On behalf of the Lady Mico Trustees, we are proud of the service and contribution of our noble institution to Jamaica and the region. This year's theme of 'Leadership, Innovation and Nation-Building' speaks to the stature and sustained relevance of this university college, and I wish it all the best on its journey to full university status.

Best wishes.


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 >