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.”
“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)