JIS News

Former Principal of the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in Granville, St. James, Dr. Simon Clarke has commended past students of the institution for staging the first re-union celebrations on the campus from August 4 to 7.
Addressing the many past students during the opening ceremony of the re-union, Dr. Clarke said that the college’s motto, ‘Service, Commitment and Excellence’ represented a tradition of service from the very beginning, which was unending.
“The symbol on the college crest symbolizes infinity, meaning that once you have started you must continue and that Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College is to pursue achieving service, commitment and excellence without an end,” he said.
“This homecoming and get-together therefore.is something I hope that every now and again will happen again and again. You have been blessed in a particular way and must carry the baton and pass it on. Let others share even a portion of what you have shared,” Dr. Clarke added.
Graduates of the college from 1978, in Jamaica and other parts of the world, came together for a fun-filled weekend, which was dominated by high level discussions on plans to support and enhance programmes at the college.
Pioneer lecturers, Lloyd Plummer and Professor Joy Mighty were among the faculty members who participated in the re-union.