40 years of strength and perseverance
IT IS my pleasure to extend congratulatory greetings to Herbert Morrison Technical High School as you commemorate four decades of strength and perseverance in promoting the growth, development, and empowerment of youth through a holistic approach to education and training.
The school has been blessed with strong and assertive leadership and a cadre of dedicated staff that has enabled its graduates to stamp their mark on Jamaica and farther afield. This is a fitting tribute to the life and work of Dr Herbert Morrison, in whose honour the institution was named after years of its evolving.
Education is undoubtedly a medium that creates pathways for more Jamaicans to contribute to national development. Throughout our history, it has remained a major tool for upward mobility and improvement in the quality of life. Its role in our march towards independence and the contributions that Jamaicans continue to make in regional and international fora are unquestioned.
It is, therefore, commendable that, at 40, Herbert Morrison Technical High School is not resting on its laurels. Instead, the institution has embraced the national vision to achieve worldclass education and training with the introduction of technologyfocused learning initiatives. The launch of its 2016-2021 Development Plan is eagerly anticipated, given its projection to keep students at the cutting edge of learning.
One of the most amazing things about education is that no one can take it from you. I, therefore, encourage students to take advantage of the opportunity to acquire the knowledge that will enable them to create their jobs and become change agents in our society.
Happy anniversary to the entire Herbert Morrison Technical High School and best wishes for a successful future. SIR PATRICK ALLEN Governor General