Message from the Lord Bishop of Jamaica & the Cayman Islands
The Rt. Rev Howard K Gregory, STD, DD.
As one who has been a part of the Church Teachers’ College Family for approximately two years and currently its president, I deem it a distinct pleasure to send greetings and proffer heartiest congratulations and salutations to the college as it celebrates its Golden Anniversary.
An anniversary is regarded as a time of retrospection –to access achievements/accomplishments and plan for future developments.
Fifty Years may be deemed a relatively short time in comparison to the life span of other similar institutions, but in this relatively short period of existence, the Church Teacher’s College has risen,
population-wise, from a student body of 75 to the present student population of approximately 600 in the full time day programme and almost 300 in the Continuing Education programme, as well as in its academic pursuits and achievements. In addition to its Diploma Programme, it now boasts a Degree Programme and has established another campus on the northern section of the island. Well done!
Records indicate that this institution came into being during the episcopacy of the then Bishop of Jamaica, the Rt. Rev. Percival Gibson, coupled with the driving force behind its establishment of the then Bishop of Mandeville, the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Vaughan. These two co-founders would have been justly proud of the achievements so far. We note also that the first Jamaican Principal was the retired Archbishop of the West Indies, the Most Rev. Orlando Lindsay. It is noteworthy that the present principal is a product of the college, and this is just one of the many examples of the Alumni who are flying the college’s flag high in Jamaica and indeed many countries of the world.
As the college celebrates this milestone and readies itself to face the challenges ahead, for challenges there will be, I re-affirm your theme “Celebrating Fifty Years of Excellence: Repositioning for the Future” and implore you to “Educate with Love and Wisdom” as your motto dictates.
Congratulations to the entire college community and may God continue to bless your efforts for another fifty years and beyond.
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