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CASE has a remarkable history and plays a very integral role in national development. It is an institution that proudly embodies, cherishes, and perpetuates the rich historical legacy of all its illustrious predecessor institutions: Government Farm School (GFS), Jamaica School of Agriculture (JSA), College of Agriculture (COA)Ā  and Passley Gardens Teachersā€™ College (PGTC).

CASEĀ  has its roots in the Government Farm School in Kingston, which was started at theĀ  Hope Estate, the site which currently houses the University of Technology (UTECH). At its inception, the school aimed to train approximately 12 young men enrolled at the time in the ā€œart and science of agricultureā€. In its first decade, the school produced the illustrious son of Portland and world renown geneticist, Dr. T.P. Lecky. Among his many contributions to Jamaicaā€™s agricultural development, Dr. Lecky developed the Jamaica Hope and Jamaica Black breeds of cattle.

In 1942, the Government Farm school was renamed the Jamaica School of Agriculture (JSA) and in 1957 relocated to Twickenham Park, Spanish Town. In 1968, over a half-century after its initial opening, the school accepted its first cohort of female students.Ā  Today, a substantial amount of CASEā€™s population is female.

In 1981, a bill to repeal the JSA Act was presented to Parliament which saw the closure of the Jamaica School of Agriculture and preparation for the birth of a new institution began.

The College of Agriculture (COA), located at Passley Gardens Portland, was established as the replacement institution for the JSA. The College of Agriculture Scheme Order of 1981 gave birth to the new institution, which was mandated to execute teaching, research and extension programmes in agriculture subsequently went on to deliver the Post Certificate Program to teachers who desired to upgrade their qualifications to the Diploma in Education. The Early Childhood Education Programme was offered at the college as well.

The Passley Gardens Teachersā€™ College (PGTC) was established in 1981 to offer Teacher Training to individuals in Portland and its environs. The college initially offered the Diploma in Primary Education and late in 1994, the Diploma in Secondary Education with special emphasis on Science, Mathematics and Computer Studies.

In 1995, based on a recommendation of the Sherlock Report, the COA and PGTC merged to form the College of Agriculture Science and Education (CASE). Unlike its predecessor institutions which focused primarily on agriculture, CASE is a multidisciplinary institution offering professional training at the Diploma, Associate Degree and Bachelorā€™s Degree levels, in Agriculture, Natural Sciences, Environmental Management, Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management and Teacher Education. The College continues to improve its academic offerings to satisfy industry needs.

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Since 1995, based on the recommendation of the Sherlock Report, the college of Agriculture was merged with the Passley Gardens Teachersā€™ College to create the College of Agriculture Science and Education. Unlike the predecessor institutions which were primarily agricultural and education in focus; the College of agriculture Science and Education was conceived as a multi-disciplinary institution offering professional training, at the diploma, associate degree, and Bachelor of Science degree levels, in Agriculture, the Natural Sciences, Environmental Management, Business administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management and teacher Education. The College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) has been continuing the noble and proud tradition of its predecessor institutions by being at the fore-front of higher education in Jamaica, particularly in the areas of agricultural and scientific innovation and the training of graduates who are relevant to the needs of the Jamaican agricultural, Science, Education, Business and Hospitality market

Why choose CASE

From our humble beginnings in 1910, we have been at the forefront of higher learning in Jamaica, particularly in the areas of agricultural and scientific innovation in Jamaica. Indeed, we offer graduates a ‘fast-track’ to launching successful careers in their chosen fields of endeavor.



All of the programmes at CASE are accredited locally by the University Council of Jamaica.


Each faculty within CASE presents to the students offerings of programmes from the Masters, bachelors, Associate degree, Diplomas, and certificate levels.


We continue to present a cadre of qualified staff that delivers the world-class standard of teaching Research and Outreach activities.


The Office of the Public Relations Officer and International Affairs is responsible for all scholarship that are available to the college students.


The campus has two libraries in which one is situated within the Faculty of Education and the other within the Faculty of Agriculture and Science


At CASE we embrace the concept of ā€œone college with many opportunitiesā€ and as such a career awaits all our applicants in Agriculture, Science, Teacher Education, Business, Hospitality and Tourism