Message from the President

It is a special joy to extend heartiest congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2022. You have worked diligently towards the successful completion of your course of study and now you are well poised to reap the rewards of your investment in your education. A debt of gratitude is owed to your lecturers, administrators, sponsors, parents, spouses, mentors, family and friends for the support that has enabled you to successfully steer the challenging journey towards completing your studies.

 Our graduates should feel proud to have weathered the storms along the journey, particularly those challenges resulting from the upheaval to normal way of life brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two-plus years.

 We are grateful that the easing of conditions currently enables us to revert to the face-to- face format for the Ceremony for the Presentation of Graduates, following two consecutive years of a virtual celebration.

 You are graduating at a time when Jamaica, the Caribbean region and the rest of the world’s economies seek to rebound and rebuild from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. I urge our new graduates to view these extraordinary circumstances as an opportune time for contributing to transformation and change that will serve to reshape our world. As you move on to the next chapter of life’s journey, you can do so with confidence that your UTech, Jamaica certification has prepared you well to serve as leaders with impeccable values and attitudes, ready to inspire change.


I encourage our graduates to use your new found knowledge to empower others and to work hard towards contributing to a better society that is reflective of the UTech, Jamaica Core Values of Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service, Excellence, Innovation and Team Spirit.


I also encourage our graduates to continue to pursue opportunities for lifelong learning and I invite you to take a continuing interest in the University’s growth and development. In this regard I look forward to welcoming you back as vibrant alumni of the University of Technology, Jamaica.

 Congratulations on your graduation!


Professor Colin Gyles, CD, PhD
President (Acting)