NCU SET TO GIVE $JMD600,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
NCU’S open day- High school students from across the island at the Northen Caribbean University’s Open Day
| O’Jay Cole
Northern Caribbean University (NCU) awarded six (6) sixth form students with scholarships each valued $100,000 at its annual open day.
Ten (10) scholarships were made available but only 6 were awarded. Qualified students; having 5 or more subjects comprising of ones and twos were called up on stage in the university’s gymnatorium and quizzed on the happenings of the day, those who answered correctly were awarded, however, the scholarship is only accessible when the students begin enrollment at the institution.
Scholarship awardees included two (2) students from Montego Bay High School, one (1) from Munroe High School, one (1) from Herbert Morrison Technical High School and two (2) from St Elizabeth Technical High School.
The day’s events consisted of a keynote speech from NCU alumni Jermaine Johnson under the title “KFC- Keep Focused Constantly and don’t chicken out”, and campus tours and performances from students of the University. “The tour was interesting, environment seems Godly, welcoming and friendly I could see myself coming here” said student of the Morant Bay High School.
At 2pm the open day’s focus shifted into high gear at the University’s Gymnatorium where students from varying schools interacted with each other and were entertained by performances from students of the Northern Caribbean University. This segment of the day featured performances from Saxophonist Ge’Don Gray, sign language ministry, Hands of Praise and the choir Shahaye. Over Sixty (60) high schools were present at the open day from as far as Green Island, Hanover.
The purpose of the Open Day is to expose students to the culture here at NCU and also to encourage students to make NCU the university of choice.