Registrar's Message - Mercedes Deane
It is my distinct honour to welcome you to Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s premier teacher training institution, The Mico University College, whether you are commencing or continuing your Academic journey here. Undoubtedly, it will be a monumental one, but I am equally confident you have chosen the best route on which to take that Journey… where you will achieve with All Thy Might!
This hallmark of excellence and achieving with all your might is cultivated by the Mission of the University College “To support national and regional development through well-educated populations by preparing students with the required knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values in teacher education; and by promoting a culture of inquiry, learning and service through our talented and dedicated staff.”
You have entered an institution that has a rich history in teacher education. The Mico University College was founded in 1835 through the Lady Mico Charity, one of four teacher training institutions established during this period in the British colonies and the only one to survive. I ask that you embrace and be proud of your rich heritage.
We are mindful of the challenges faced in this “new normal” of online learning. The University College will be taking a hybrid approach in our academic delivery during the 2022/2023 Academic Year. I urge you to make full use of this modality. In addition, avail yourself of the multiple support services offered and familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations which will govern your tenure at The Mico University College. Ensure that you read your student handbook carefully; the information and the regulations are still to be upheld by our students even as we operate in this hybrid modality.
Finally, every meaningful journey has a destination. This one, like others, will have its “ups and downs.” We encourage you to be courageous and diligent, keep your focus, work hard and wisely, but above all be safe!
The Blessing of the Lord be with you.