Acquaint yourselves with the potentials of the College of The Bahamas ...
Ask Dr. Pam...
Every week I spend countless hours in my kitchen, which for me, is the most therapeutic room in my house. I am also afforded the opportunity to prepare scrumptious meals for my family, another task I take great pleasure in performing.
As a means of entertainment, I opt to have a radio, as opposed to a television in the background, inhaling every moment of talk shows bliss.
During last week's ritual, my radio was tuned into "Immediate Response," with Anthony Newbold, who chose to explore the field of "Education." On Tuesday morning, his guests were Alfred Sears, Dr. Earle Cash and two other persons who are involved in the process of the College of The Bahamas.
Sears was recently named as the chairman of this board, with responsibilities of moving the college onto university status. This is a mammoth, but conquerable task and undoubtedly the best captain is at the helm.
Following a barrage of interesting and appropriate questions and comments from an intense listening audience, it was clear, that sooner than we think, The Bahamas will have a greater institution of higher learning that will continue to attract learners from all around the globe.
I have been involved with the College of the Bahamas for a very long time, first as a student, and now as a part time lecturer. I can truly say that it has been and continues to be a life changing experience.
I have worked for several institutions of higher learning during my lifetime and have gained great experiences. However, in my opinion, COB is underrated and undersold.
This noble institution has always been on the cutting edge of knowledge. It has graduated scores of students who are among the movers and shakers of our society today. It has been tried and proven, and remains pure as gold.
The College of the Bahamas' classes and credits are recognized worldwide. It offers many subject and program specialty areas. Currently, many students pursue first degrees at College of the Bahamas and then transfer into other institutions for professional degrees.
The standards at COB are highly esteemed and never compromised. The faculty and staff are authentic, approachable and student centered. Moreover, it remains one of the most affordable institutions around.
Parents, as you prepare your children for college, acquaint yourselves with the potentials of the College of the Bahamas. While no one could underestimate the advantages of experience and exposure to the way others survive and live, a local start could prove faithful and fulfilling.
It also provides younger students the opportunity to grow and mature in ways that would make an overseas experience more worthwhile. I strongly endorse the College of the Bahamas as a viable option of higher learning.
Point to Ponder: "Sometimes what you are looking for is right before your eyes."
Ask Doctor Pam is an advice column that is featured every Saturday in this journal. Your letters and comments are encouraged. You may email your letters or comments email@example.com, or write to Askdoctorpam P.O. Box F43736. Dr. Pam is a Clinical Psychologist trained in all areas of mental health.
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