End of Year Message

Published: 6:38 PM on December 15, 2016

Dear Students,

As 2016 comes to a close, I would like to extend to you and your families a very Merry Christmas and heartfelt best wishes for the New Year. For those whom this is a religious holiday, I wish you each a Holy and Happy Christmas!

On behalf of the SBCS community, I would like to thank you for making SBCS your preferred learning partner. I hope that you have found the teaching and learning at SBCS to be both rewarding and enjoyable. At SBCS, we deeply value your suggestions and recommendations, as your feedback allows us to continuously improve, subject to economic and staff constraints, our service to you, and spurs us to achieve higher levels of service excellence towards helping you realize your academic and professional goals.

I expect that 2017 will be a challenging year, as our country’s economic fundamentals remain weak. However, notwithstanding the dark clouds before us, we must not forget that everything is part of a cycle and that once we stay calm and proactively take the necessary prudent measures, we will reap the benefits of our sacrifices in the future. A great education is the best investment that you can make in yourself during these times, and that is what we are focused on delivering to you: SBCS offers you a life-changing learning experience that will transform you into a professional with a globally recognized qualification who can compete for the best jobs at home and abroad.

Congratulations and best wishes to our 2016 learners who achieved success in their respective courses. A few students achieved exceptional results, and I would like to acknowledge their individual and/or team achievements:

  • ABE, now University of Sunderland BABM student, Kabrina Belgrove (SBCS SF) won the ABE President’s Prize at the June exams, while Cindy Alexander (SBCS CF) and Farisha Ali (SBCS SF) won ABE World Prizes at the same exam sitting;
  • Our UOG CIS students, Chelsea Riley, Nicholas Pierre, Nicholas Seegobin and Shekinah Budhai (SBCS SF) placed 2nd overall at Teleios Code Jam 2016;
  • Matriculation to HND Media & Graphic Design student, Josiah Persad (SBCS TR) won Best Feature Film – Short, and People’s Choice awards at Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival Awards 2016;
  • SBCS Alumnus, Jason Marcano (SBCS POS) had his docudrama selected for screening at this year’s Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival;
  • UOL CIS students, Kirsten Ali (91) and Luke Rambally (93) received the highest marks globally for their papers.

And on a related note, we achieved an impressive completion rate of 80% for the first cohorts of our undergraduate UOG B.Eng (Engineering) programmes; 60% of those completed achieved First Class honours!

Next year, we will commemorate our 30th Anniversary, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with you on February 13, 2017.

In closing, I would like to once again thank you for your continued support and wish you and your families the very best for the holiday season and a great 2017.

Warm regards,

Robin R. Maraj
Executive Director

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