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Inaugural Pre-University Men's Programme Awards


Howard Mitchell – President of PSOJ (centre) and Andre Hylton – Former MP St. Andrew Eastern (right) pose with (from left) Franklyn Bennett, Director of the School of Continuing Studies, Dr. Asburn Pinnock – President MUC, Christopher Evans – pump student, , Romell Lennox – Pump student at the inaugural Pre- University Men’s Programme Awards Luncheon held April 19 in the Bonham Carter Hall where twelve unattached young men were highlighted for their successes in academia and self development.


Its nor how you start, it is where you finish that matters,” emphasized by guest speaker Andre Hylton at the Pre-University Men’s Programme inaugural Awards Luncheon held at the Bonham Carter Hall on April 19, 2018.

In his address to the twelve PUMP students being recognized Mr. Hylton spoke exuberantly about his journey of becoming the owner of Andre’s Auto and the various lessons he had to learn from a poor childhood. He reminisced on having only one good pair of pant, and his first job only paying him 25 dollars. Whilst encouraging the men to work hard he was able to also teach them life lesson; like the importance of saving and doing your best at every job they receive as it was through that, he was able to distinguish himself in sales.

Howard Mitchell gave greetings encouraging the young men to live with integrity and a good work ethic. In his address he also used his personal experiences to persuade the young men that where they begin their journey is not as important as the end. “I stand with you, we are here to support you,’ he said, addressing the Pump students.



The three most outstanding awardees from the PUMP programme


The PUMP Awards Luncheon was the first of its kind, awarding the young men involved for academics and self development whilst exposing them to formal dining and table etiquette. The Pre-University Men’s Programme is a yearlong programme, targeting unattached young men preparing them to matriculate into the University College degree programmes.