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The G. C. Foster College community wishes to extend our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Edward Shakes, on his passing.
Mr. Edward Shakes served as Principal of G.C. Foster College from 2009 to 2014. He left an indelible mark on the institution in assisting with the upgrading of the facility and championing the diversification of the institution’s program offerings.
Edward Shakes was a master craftsman and educator in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that included the Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) methodology. He used his knowledge and skills to excel as an exceptional manager and Principal.
His deep love for Jamaica was reflected in his long-standing service to nation building through the various educational fields and boards he served on.
Mr. Shakes is no longer with us, but his spirit and legacy will live on.
April 6, 2021
G.C. Foster College congratulates Simeon Ramsay on his recent award received at the Circle K District Convention held at the Cardiff hotel and Spa in Runaway Bay, St. Ann, Jamaica from March 5-7, 2021. Simeon, a second-year student in the Bachelor in Education programme was awarded for being an outstanding president of College’s Circle K Club. The new club excelled even though activities started officially on the campus in February 2020.
What was noteworthy was his excellent management skills that was demonstrated amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. The club played an active role in completing service projects while reaching out to the community.
The Circle K clubs that operate on a college level are under the auspices of the Circle K International (CKI) that is a sponsored program of Kiwanis International - a community-service organization for professional men and women. There are CKI clubs on more than 550 college and university campuses worldwide with more than 13,000 student members.
G.C. Foster College students continue to excel amidst the various challenges being encountered in the nation and in the world.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has congratulated second year student at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, Delon Scott, on being the winner of the Dr Arthur Wint Centenary Scholarship.
“I thought we had to do something really special to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Jamaica's greatest track and field athletes and so the idea of a Dr Arthur Wint Centenary Scholarship was born,” Grange said.
“Delon Scott certainly demonstrated to the scholarship selection committee that he is deserving of this prestigious award.”
Scott, who is from the parish of Manchester, is pursuing a bachelor's degree in physical education, has a GPA of 3.89; plays rugby and volleyball at the college level, as well as carries out voluntary work for the college and his community.
He was chosen from a shortlist of five candidates.
“We expect Delon to emulate the good values that characterised the life of Dr Wint, both during and beyond the period of the scholarship and to maintain academic excellence even as he competes in sport.
“The scholarship will cover the cost of his tuition and boarding for the remaining three years of his course of study,” Grange said.
Article source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Second_year_GC_Foster_student_awarded_Dr_Arthur_Wint_scholarship?profile=440