Sixty Years Later

CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE: GRADUATION 2013

The Class of 2013 is comprised of 420 Miconians graduating this evening: 25 with Joint Board Diplomas; 349 with Bachelor Degrees, 46 with Masters Degrees. You have been prepared for work as Teachers of Early Childhood, Primary, Special Needs and Secondary schools and as Counsellors. In 1953 the total enrolment of Mico College was 103 students in the three years Diploma to prepare students to teach at elementary schools. In 1953 colonial officials handed over the reins of governance to Ministers of Government, elected by the people. Continue reading

Chancellor’s Message

CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE – Graduation Message 2009

 

There can be no question that you the Graduating Class of 2009 are graduating in difficult times. However, difficult times and graduating classes of The Mico are no strangers. Difficult times have been the cradle in which the professional careers of many great Miconians have started.

The first batch of Miconians in the late 1830s graduated in difficult times. It was from the challenges of those times that John Savage rose to be the first Miconian to be Director of Education in Jamaica and to spearhead education reforms in the 1870s that were the most sweeping of the 19th century and from which all of us are still beneficiaries. Continue reading

The Choice

CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE – Graduation 2012

‘Choice’ is a defining feature of being humans. However, like most things, there are a few exceptions. Hence, there are a few situations in life where we do not get to choose. For example, we do not get to choose our parents or when we are born. These are wrappings that come with the gift of life.

You the members of the Graduating Class of 2012 have little to do with the local, regional and international economic circumstances into which you graduate. Indeed, these are harsh times in most places. However, you do have a choice with respect to how you deal with these harsh times. The basic choices are that of becoming a victim of or a victor over the times. You must know this by now. Miconians have never chosen the path of the victim but with purpose and perseverance have chosen the path of being victors, notwithstanding the times and circumstances. Continue reading