Blind Senator Floyd Morris Nears PhD After Leaving High School Without A Subject

In a story of triumph over adversity, blind senator, Floyd Morris, who left St Mary High School 31 years ago without having a single subject in an external exam, is celebrating the successful defence of his thesis for a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree.

With the passing of the oral examination yesterday, the former senate president is now closer to being awarded the degree from the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies.

Sharing pictures wife his wife, Shelley-Ann, the advocate for the disabled community, took to Facebook last night to share his journey from his struggles in St Mary to one of the highest academic honours.

When Jesus says yes, no one can say no! 31 years ago, I left one of the best high schools in the island, St Mary High School. When I left that institution, I did so without a single subject because my sight had deteriorated significantly and I was unable to complete my CXC exams.

Despair, hopelessness and stress were the order of the day. Most of my friends had moved on and I was all alone at home in Bailey’s Vale, wondering what would be my future. I realised that if I stayed at home for the remainder of my life, poverty and sickness would set in. Read more

Source: Jamaica Gleaner