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NCU - A Nursery for Thought Leaders


Northern Caribbean University (NCU) – where learning never ends – was founded in 1907, a few years after the introduction of Adventism in Jamaica. Over these 108 years, it has been the nursery for the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica and for its wider ownership-base in the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands. This Mandeville-based institution of higher learning continues to develop thought leaders in the up to 41 countries from which their students have come over time. These become agents of change in the territories and organizations in which they serve worldwide.


Today, NCU makes no apologies for its Bible-based roots and ethos, even as societies globally become more secular and atheistic.


Service above self is a hallmark of life at the institution, with students and workers across the 4 campuses (Kingston, Mandeville, Montego Bay and Runaway Bay) reaching out to the needy in a bid to improve their quality of life. Their flagship entities for community engagement include the Morris Entrepreurship Centre, the Community Counselling and Restorative Justice Centre, the Psychological Services Centre, NCU FM, the Seventh-day Adventist Church at NCU, and the Civic & Governmental Relations for Community Advancement Department.

Historically known for graduating students with a strong work ethic, NCU continues, to instil in its students a particular view of true education. The pursuit of a degree programme and preparation for employment, starting businesses and raising families are just a part of the life-long education equation.


As societies buckle globally under social, moral and economic pressures, wholistic education, wellness and a strong spiritual compass continue to be hallmarks of the NCU way. The institution seeks to achieve in its students the harmonious development of the physical, mental, and spiritual powers, preparing them for the "joy of service in this world and the higher joy of wider service in the world to come" (Ellen White, Education, p.13). So the NCU Recruitment Office throws out a challenge and provides the answer: "Want To Know Your Destiny? NCU Can Help."


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