Morehouse College President pays a courtesy call on the Minister of Education

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In group photo, from left: Trevor Whylly - Secretary, Morehouse College Alumni Chapter Mark Humes - Member, Morehouse College Alumni Chapter, Acting Director of Education - Dominique McCartney-Russell Minister of State for Education - Hon. Zane Lightbourne, Minister of Education - Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin President, Morehouse College - Dr. David Thomas, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education - Mrs. Lorraine Symonette-Armbrister, Albrion Symonette - Morehouse College Alumni Chapter, President Under Secretary, Ministry of Education - Lisa Adderley BIS Photos/Anthon Thompson

President of Morehouse College, Dr. David A. Thomas and his team paid a courtesy call on Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, October 17, 2022 at the ministry’s offices.

Dr. Thomas stated that Morehouse is interested in partnering with University of The Bahamas to provide Student Exchange opportunities between the two countries, Full Academic, and Athletic Scholarships and 15K Grant opportunities to qualified Bahamian students.

Minister Hanna-Martin and State Minister the Hon. Zane Lightbourne expressed keen interest in Performing Arts, Music, Academic, and Athletics scholarships for qualified Bahamian students.

President Thomas informed that his college is currently rolling out a collegiate Soccer Team, Theatre and Performing Arts programs, and there are many opportunities for full scholarships for qualified students. It was mutually agreed that Morehouse and Ministry of Education via UB will work through requirements, needs, and any obstacles to form a partnership to benefit Bahamian students.

President Thomas expressed an interest in bringing some of Morehouse College’s Athletics programs to The Bahamas for sports play, and off-season relaxation. Education Officers expressed they have over 30 partnership agreements with universities across the United States, and will ensure they work through the formalities to form their latest partnership with Morehouse College, a historically Black men’s liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia.