(ZIZ News) — President of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, Dr. Kelvin Daly has issued a call to everyone to seriously consider tertiary education.
Dr. Daley noted that 12 percent of the population has accessed higher education, compared to 56 percent in the United States.
He said these figures have far reaching implications for the future of the country.
“Being at 12 percent has serious repercussions for the overall strength of our economy and the well-being of our society,” he warned.
“It speaks to poverty, physical and mental health, crime and violence, the strength of the family, and the survival of democratic principles and good governance. We must engage as a matter of priority in a national dialogue as to how we can address this in a comprehensive and sustainable way,” Dr. Daly stated.
He said the college is diversifying its curriculum and scholarship opportunities will soon be offered in disciplines directly supportive of the tourism sector including agriculture and renewable energy.