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Make BIMAP a university, says Jones


Obadele Forde, the most outstanding student overall at BIMAP (left) accepting his awards from Minister of Education Ronald Jones

Minister of Education Ronald Jones wants too see the Barbados Institute for Management and Productivity (BIMAP) become a university.

He expressed this wish while delivering the feature address at the Institute’s annual graduation ceremony at the Hilton last night.

Speaking on a theme of going beyond what is expected, the educator said, “BIMAP has done great work over time. For 43 years you have been making the impossible, possible,” and suggested that with this same model or outlook administrators should explore, “the creation … of a university.”


Some of the people present for last night’s BIMAP graduation ceremony at the Hilton Resort

“I want you to look beyond our borders as part of a national project where we are moving our tertiary level institutions into international space. I want BIMAP to be part and parcel of that journey for Barbados,” he said.

Obadele Forde, was the most outstanding student overall at BIMAP for the graduating period.

To cop that recognition, a student needed to do four courses or more with at least three distinctions, but Forde earned an overall average of 93.29 after achieving A’s in all seven of his subjects, while earning six distinctions.(GA)


3 Responses to Make BIMAP a university, says Jones

  1. Reginald forde November 1, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Well done Oba,you are on the road to great things,proud of you.

  2. Venice Daisley
    Venice Daisley November 2, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Congrats to every one.

  3. Tony Waterman November 2, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I wish that when these Politicians speak, they would do it so that we fools can understand what they are saying, is the Minister Talking about setting up a separate University to run Parallel with UWI?? because if they can’t pay their share of UWI Financial support now, how are they going to support this NEW BAJAN ONLY University, and what woulld become of our participation in UWI ??


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