Western Ja students urged to pursue tertiary education in the region
Programme director for law at UTech Tyeesh Lewis (left) presents a token to Mount Alvernia High's student Ashley Hill during her visit to the institution recently.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Recently appointed programme director for the law programme at the University of Technology, Jamaica0 (UTech) Tyeesh Lewis is urging students desirous of pursuing tertiary level education to consider the options available in the western region.

Lewis, an attorney, who was recently speaking at an orientation exercise for sixth-form students at the Mount Alvernia High School, urged them to look at the potential benefits to be had from studying closer to home.

She explained that while there are individuals taking up the opportunity to study in the western Jamaica, in particular Montego Bay, a lot of students leaving high schools still look to Kingston for their higher education.

She, however, noted that there is no difference in the delivery of the education, adding that students from the western region are still able to matriculate to higher learning environments such as the Norman Manley Law School.

She hopes that the option of flexibility will allow more students in western Jamaica to pursue their higher education in the region.

"That flexibility that we offer [in western Jamaica] in terms of being able to work and study and the ability for you to arrange your finances in such a way that it becomes manageable, in my estimation, is unmatched," she remarked.

Speaking in particular to UTech and the law programme in which she has been in charge of since June, Lewis said the ability to pay for the modules will serve to make things easier.

"At UTech we offer the arrangement to students where they are able to pay for the modules as they study, you don't have to pay the school fee for the entire year, you can pay as you go," she noted.

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