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  • Interim President of the Mico University College, Professor Carol Clarke, is underscoring the value of partnerships in bringing higher level tertiary qualifications to Jamaicans.
  • Professor Clarke pointed out that with globalization comes a renewed thrust for partnerships to provide the quality graduates needed for the labour market.
  • The graduating class comprised 14 teachers from Sam Sharpe, seven from Moneague, and 22 from Mico. The graduates successfully completed two years of study.

Interim President of the Mico University College, Professor Carol Clarke, is underscoring the value of partnerships in bringing higher level tertiary qualifications to Jamaicans.

She was addressing a graduation exercise at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on Sunday (January 11), where 43 teachers from Mico University College and the Sam Sharpe and Moneague teachers’ colleges, received their Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from the Central Connecticut State University.

The initiative was made possible through partnership involving the three institutions, and the United States-based university.

Professor Clarke said such cooperation will ensure further development, especially in the field of education.

“We applaud this collaboration and, as we continue to build on these ties, we must cement the ways in which, in finding our niche, we complement and not necessarily compete with each other,” she said.

Professor Clarke pointed out that with globalization comes a renewed thrust for partnerships to provide the quality graduates needed for the labour market.

“Globalization and the concept of lifelong learning encourage partnerships. Education must continue to be relevant and we must continue to train graduates, who are market ready,” she contended.

The graduating class comprised 14 teachers from Sam Sharpe, seven from Moneague, and 22 from Mico. The graduates successfully completed two years of study.

 

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