Education Minister Lauds Excelsior High School

Photo: Donald Delahaye Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites (left), is greeted by Chairman of the EXED Board of Management, Professor the Hon. Barbara Bailey, at the Excelsior Education Centre’s Founder’s Day Thanksgiving Service, held today (January 19) at the Excelsior High School Auditorium, on Mountain View Avenue, in Kingston.

Story Highlights

  • Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has lauded Excelsior High School for its outstanding contribution to the country’s education sector.
  • The Excelsior Education Centre (EXED), which celebrates its 85th anniversary this year, was founded in 1931 by Dr. the Hon. Aston Wesley Powell, who is celebrated for his invaluable contribution to the area of lifelong education in Jamaica.
  • The EXED Group of Schools is comprised of a Pre-Primary School, Primary School, Secondary High School and Community College. The school serves as a community institution, providing lifelong educational training and services.

Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has lauded Excelsior High School for its outstanding contribution to the country’s education sector.

Speaking at the institution’s Founder’s Day Thanksgiving Service, held today (January 19), at the Excelsior High School Auditorium on Mountain View Avenue, in Kingston, the Minister said the school’s founders were pioneers of universal education in Jamaica.

“At independence time 53 years ago, only 15 per cent of your age group had the chance of going to a five-year educational institution. Excelsior was one of them. This year 100 per cent of the Jamaican young people have that opportunity. This is progress and you are part of it,” Rev. Thwaites  said.

The Excelsior Education Centre (EXED), which celebrates its 85th anniversary this year, was founded in 1931 by Dr. the Hon. Aston Wesley  Powell, who is celebrated for his invaluable contribution to the area of lifelong education in Jamaica.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the EXED Board of Management, Professor  the Hon. Barbara Bailey, who also spoke at the ceremony, urged school administrators  and students to continue the tradition of academic excellence.

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Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites (right), having an exchange with Principal of Excelsior High School, Deanroy Bromfield (left), at the Excelsior Education Centre’s Founder’s Day Thanksgiving Service, held today (January 19), at the Excelsior High School Auditorium on Mountain View Avenue, in Kingston.

“Dr. Wesley Powell  was convinced that behaviour and conduct is every bit as important as skills and expertise. Successive administrations have sought to maintain this vision…It cannot be enough to sit back and bask in the glory of the past. I urge us all to recommit ourselves to the vision of the pioneers and to continue to build the school on the sure foundation of enduring Christian values, for that is the legacy that was bequeathed to us,” Professor Bailey said.

The EXED Group of Schools is comprised of a Pre-Primary School, Primary School, Secondary High School and Community College. The school serves as a community institution, providing lifelong educational training and services.

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