The Mico University College

The Mico University College places emphasis on facilities necessary for the optimum health and well being of all students by providing basic health care as needed. In serious cases of illness and instances where it is considered necessary, students will be referred to the relevant professionals or to public health facilities. Each student is expected to subscribe to the health insurance programme provided by the institution.


There is a registered nurse on duty at the Health Centre from Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. At the Errol Miller Hall, located at Arnold Road, a registered nurse is on duty from 8 pm – 8 am the following day. A medical doctor visits the Health Centre once each week. Appointments to see the doctor are made through the nurse on duty.

Illness During the Semester

Students who are ill and absent from classes for more than one day must report to the nurse upon resumption. Leave of absence from classes for more than three (3) days will require the student to report to the nurse accompanied with a doctor’s certificate, which must also be presented to the lecturers whose classes were missed. A student is required to apply to the Dean of the faculty for formal leave of absence, should it be necessary for him/her to be absent for a period of more than two weeks.

Requests for Leave of Absence covering a period of over one (1) month, for any reason whatever, must be made to the Dean in writing. The Dean will then forward such requests to the Academic Board with the Faculty’s recommendation.

Chronic Diseases & Ailments

These include but are not restricted to hypertension, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, heart conditions, kidney ailments and HIV/AIDS. Students with any of these conditions are required to authorize their caregivers, to make available to the institution upon request, all medical information which clarifies their condition. The University College will endeavour to make concessions regarding time for examination, completion of courses and consultation with course facilitators.

Injuries Sustained On or Off Campus

While students are expected to take the necessary precautions for their safety, The Mico University College understands that it is possible that students may sustain injuries on campus, or while traveling to or from the campus. The University College will refer all matters to the Health Care Provider for intervention and redress as necessary.


The Mico University College will not accept liability for risks, injuries, and accidents as a result of pregnancies. Students who are pregnant will be given appropriate counselling to guide their decision regarding their registration.