Students in Western Jamaica pursuing tertiary education can look forward to financial assistance towards their studies. This news comes with the announcement of the MoBay City Run, a new charity road race event staged with the aim to create a fund that will provide a mechanism via which the students can seek assistance towards the financing of their education. The fund will provide assistance for students attending UWI and UTECH Western Campuses, Sam Sharpe Teachers College and Montego Bay Community College.
“More than 25% of students enrolled in these tertiary institutions are unable to cover their fees in any given semester,” said Janet Silvera, Chairman for the MoBay City Run Organizing Committee. “Since the estimated number of students in our four institutions is approximately 5,000, we are looking at over 1,000 students in these four Montego Bay tertiary institutions each semester who are struggling to pay fees and risk being de-registered or unable to complete their examinations.”
Sam Sharpe Teachers' College
Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College is committed to provide a consistently high standard of training to produce lifelong learning professionals dedicated to rendering altruistic service and be formidable change agents in the global environment.
University of Technology, Jamaica
This institution offers over 100 programmes in various colleges and faculties. These are the College of Business and Management, the College of Health Sciences, the Colleges of Oral Health Sciences, the Faculty of the Built Environment, the Faculty of Science and Sport, the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, the Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies, and the Faculty of Law. The UTech Academy offers pre-university and all pre-graduate courses and programmes.
Montego Bay Community College
Montego Bay Community college is committed to being the University College of choice providing world class multi-disciplinary education and training for lifelong learning, satisfying the needs of a dynamic global marketplace.
University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus
The mission of the university is too advance learning, create knowledge and foster innovation for the positive transformation of the Caribbean and the wider world.