A beacon of success in western Jamaica
I AM delighted to join Herbert Morrison Technical High School in celebrating 40 years of outstanding contributions to nation building through education. Over the years, the institution has steadily improved its performance in the areas of academics, sports, and technical vocation.
Building on the legacy left behind by founding principal, J. Lloyd Whinstanley, who served admirably for 23 years, Herbert Morrison Technical High has etched its name in our educational landscape as one of western Jamaica’s most-sought-after high schools with diverse programme offerings.
Current principal, Paul Adams, has also steered the successful growth of the school through astute leadership, discipline, and foresight. Perhaps the strongest evidence of this foresight is the recent introduction of a digital technology programme. This offering is in alignment with the country’s focus on information and communication technology, which we believe will play a central role in our economic development by generating significant investments and creating jobs for our people.
However, the current achievements of the school cannot be attributed solely to Principal Adams. It is no doubt a collaborative effort also involving the board, viceprincipals, teachers, and students. In this regard, I commend every member of the Herbert Morrison family for their hard work, dedication, and creative vision. This learning institution is a beacon of success in the education sector, demonstrating the power of strength and perseverance in promoting a culture of excellence.
I urge the institution to continue building on the achievements and to never become complacent. Challenge yourselves to maintain the school’s excellence by anticipating the needs of students and ensuring that the curriculum is meeting labour-market prerequisites.
Best wishes for a wonderful week of activities. Happy anniversary! ANDREW HOLNESS Prime Minister