Welcome Incoming Students
Dear Incoming Student:
Now that you have chosen to study at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education, Jamaica’s premier multi-disciplinary College, it is good for you to be aware that the institution underwent a multiplicity of changes over the past 100 years. From its early beginnings at Hope in St. Andrew, it has grown into a multi-faceted institution, and has since scatted its products (graduates) all over the globe. You now have the distinct and somewhat enviable opportunity to be a proud beneficiary of the various opportunities for greatness. Since we have already created these multiple “opportunities for growth”, you can now use your impending educational experience to benefit your family, country and the world at large.
This college seeks to empower you with applicable ”knowledge for service” by building on your prior exposure in your major areas of study, while continuing to be one of the guardians of Jamaica’s agricultural and educational heritage, while setting a dazzling pace for posterity to follow. CASE has demonstrated its commitment to a culture of embracing technological and social change for over 100 years. Included in this are historical landmarks such as the admission of the first batch of women at the former Jamaica School of Agriculture (one of our predecessor institutions, which was located at Twickenham Park, St Catherine) in 1968, a local leader in the dissemination of renewable energy technology, a local pioneer in hydroponics technology, and the holder of many of Jamaica’s animal and plant germplasms. We have also been pioneers in certain areas of specialization including the offering of Jamaica’s first Bachelor of Technology degree.
We welcome you to CASE in this our 101st year of existence, and we are poised to be even more relevant to the fulfilling of human need for economic sustainability. Here you have the chance to attain true self actualization the empowering arm of a sound tertiary education. Welcome aboard as we continue to equip you with special life-changing skills in ways that will serve to maintain that proud heritage of which we boast. Of course, this will be done through your major area of study, as well as your full involvement in our diverse extra-curricular programme of activities.
As a graduate and a proud alumnus who has been associated with the institution for some 30 years, and a witness to many of its recent changes, I attest to the nostalgic feelings invoked at the mention of the name of our alma mater. Consider yourself to be a potential candidate in this continuing mission to educate the populace in the fields of agriculture, science, and education, through honest, smart, hard, diligent and disciplined study.
Major Johnathan Lamey
Vice President Academic Programmes