Civil Service College grad numbers reach new high

| 13/11/2015
Cayman News Service

Civil Service Portfolio Chief Officer Gloria McField-Nixon (middle row, centre) with CSC graduates (L-R, front row) Roseanna Myrie, Renee Rankin, Melanie Rivers, Glenna Boase-Dyette and Pat White; (L-R, middle row) Karen Christian, John Carl Christian, Randy Rankin, Glen Logan (a civil servant but not a CSC student), Gilbert Rankine, Ricardo Charlton, Sherona Williams and Mahipal Persaud; (L-R, back row) Ronald Francis, Trevor Blake, Fernando Soto, Lloyd Marriot, Uriel Williams and Valentine Reid. (Graduates missing from picture: Tristaca Ebanks and Tracy Galvin)

(CNS): The Civil Service College (CSC) held its fifth graduation ceremony last month, with 20 people earning their associate degrees in public administration, representing the largest such group completing their coursework at the school.

In addition, seven students earned a certificate in public administration. A joint graduation with the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) was held at the Sir Vassel Johnson Multipurpose Hall on the UCCI campus.

Of the 20 graduates, 16 achieved honours, earning a final grade point average of 3.5 or more.

“Three of our honours graduates have already begun their studies at the bachelor’s level,” said Andrea Fa’amoe, CSC head and director of human capital development.

In the last five years, 38 graduates have earned their associate’s degree, of whom 26, or 68%, have been Caymanians. Similarly, of the 23 who earned certificates over the same time, 20, or 87%, are Caymanians.

Lauding the efforts of this year’s graduates and certificate recipients, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson said, “I am delighted that so many of our civil servants are making the effort to enhance their education. This is an important step towards excellence.”

He congratulated the graduates, adding, “I trust their success encourages their colleagues to continue their education likewise. Our goal, of course, is to consistently improve the service we provide to the community.”

Gloria McField-Nixon, chief officer in the Portfolio of the Civil Service, also praised the group. “We warmly welcome the enthusiasm, hard work and dedication displayed by our graduating class this year although it has meant time away from their loved ones. I trust more civil servants will take advantage of the opportunities available through the CSC to obtain further education, especially since these courses are tailor-made to suit the needs of the government service,” she said.

The CSC curriculum is delivered by UCCI through evening classes.


Category: Civil Service, Education

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  1. Brain wave says:

    So proud of our Civil servants …This is a really great achievement. Too bad no one else has commented oh wait this is good news.