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Gov't sets aside more than $56m to continue UTech upgrade

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 9:40 AM

More than $56 million has been set aside in the 2017-18 Estimates of Expenditure for the continued upgrading and expansion of facilities at the University of Technology (UTech).

The allocation will provide for the completion of shared lecture facilities including installation of furniture and commissioning.

The project, which started in July 2008 and was originally scheduled to end in December 2012, aims to enhance the university’s capacity to provide quality level education in Jamaica.
After two extensions, it’s now set to be completed in September 2017.

Achievements up to December 2016 include completion of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the Environmental Laboratory, Student Union and Daycare, laboratory and electrical upgrading.

There was strengthening of institutional capacity in several areas.