Congrats on a lofty 40-year milestone
IT IS indeed a pleasure for me to have been offered this opportunity to congratulate Herbert Morrison Technical High School for achieving the lofty milestone of 40 years of existence in Jamaica.
If we believe that education is a pathway to social mobility, then the institutions that offer secondary education studies can be regarded as vehicles on that pathway to growth and development for Jamaica in general, and the rural communities of St James in particular. It has been long recognised that a secondary education is an important component in national development, and in recent times it has become even more evident that it is a major catalyst in a knowledgedriven global economy.
The school continues to achieve in many areas and I commend its academic performances, as well as the active participation of its students in sports and other co-curricular activities. Herbert Morrison has truly
provided a balanced education to those who have passed through its hallowed halls.
I applaud the dedicated teachers, hard-working educators who have remained committed to improving the institution’s standard of learning. This journey would not have been possible without the contribution of those charged with the leadership and the unbreakable relationship and support rendered by the board, parents and the alumni.
To the present students, I challenge you to be mindful of the outstanding heritage of your school. Accept the baton proudly and gratefully, with God’s blessing may you continue to blaze the trail of your predecessors, the appreciative alumni of the Herbert Morrison Technical High.
The institution has responded well to the changing demands of education and has introduced occupational, vocational and leisure courses. This wide variety of options has helped to engender a spirit of hope and determination in the young people of western Jamaica, by initiating change through education. I offer my congratulations once again to principal Paul Adams, who has ensured that this fine institution maintains a high standard of excellence. Keep up the good work and best wishes for the future. SENATOR RUEL REID Minister of Education, Youth and Information