“There is a
difference between education and schooling; inasmuch as you can be an ardent
church member and not saved, you can sit on the school campuses and be schooled
and not educated”.
The words of
keynote speaker Dr Maurice Smith, educational consultant with the World Bank and former Permanent
Secretary in the Ministry of Education, resounded as he made his address at the
opening ceremony of Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU’s) Research Week 2017.
This year, Research Week will run from February 6 to 9 on the NCU Main
Campus in Mandeville, Manchester, under the theme, Innovations
through Research: Mission possible.
One of the goals
of Research Week 2017 is to create solutions to societal issues in an attempt
to improve the lives of all citizens. Dr
Smith urged students to go forth and research problems that have not yet been
solved and not give solutions to issues that have already been
President of the
university Dr Lincoln Edwards believes that “NCU is constantly looking for challenges
within our society so that we can find solutions to them and what better way to
find solutions than through research”.
All the colleges
will share their research and findings throughout the week. On the first day the College of Business and Management hosted the
Current Trends and Issues in Business and Hospitality Management Conference.
The College of Natural and
Applied Sciences, Allied Health and Nursing hosted their 18th annual
Science Symposium on February 7 and will host their
Biennial Nursing Research Conference on February 8.
The College of Humanities, Behavioural and Social Sciences and the College of Education and Leadership, will
also host symposiums
on Wednesday, February 8.
On the final
day, February 9, there will be the School of Religion and Theology Symposium,
after which the Closing Ceremony will bring the curtains down on the week of
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