CFBC Celebrates 32 Years!
“My Government has always held the view that education is the master key to meaningful development in our society, and the best foundation for nation-building” stated Education Minister the Honorable Sidney Morris during his address to officially launch the College of Further Education,
The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, then the College of Further Education, was officially opened on September 26, 1988 with Ms. Dulcie Richardson as the first Principal.
The College started the 1988-89 academic year with three divisions. The Division of Teacher Education, the former Teachers Training College, had 58 students; the Division of Technical and Vocational Education and Management Studies replaced the St. Kitts-Nevis Technical College, and had 180 students; and the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies comprised of the Sixth Form at the Basseterre High School, and Adult and Continuing Education classes, and had 452 students. Since then, the College has opened an additional two divisions, the Division of Adult and Continuing Education and the Division of Health Sciences.
In 1997, the College Library was opened with Ms. Virginia Browne as its first Librarian and the UWI Level 1 Programme was introduced with 23 enrollees in September 1998. This franchised programme was delivered from the faculties of Education and Humanities, Science and Technology and Social Studies of the University of the West Indies.
In 2000 the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations replaced the GCE Advanced Level programme and the National Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) scholarship for top performance in technical education was introduced. The CFBC issued Associate Degree Certification for the first time in 2000. Students who pursued the General Nursing Education programme were the first recipients.
The following affiliation and articulation arrangements with other tertiary institutions and professional organizations developed over the years.
⦁ University of Technology, Jamaica which offers special tuition rates to CFBC graduates.
⦁ The delivery of the Barbados Community College (BCC) Associate Degree in Office Administration and Management Programme
⦁ Caribbean Tourism Association (CTO) Associate Degrees in Hospitality Studies and Culinary Arts.
⦁ Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
⦁ University of the Virgin Islands (UVI)
⦁ City and Guilds of London which offers special tuition rates for CFBC graduates.
As we celebrate this momentous occasion, the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College would like to say thank you to the citizens and residents of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis for their continued support over the years!