CARIMAC renamed to expand offerings

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Caribbean’s premier training institution for media practitioners has been renamed the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC).

The dedication and unveiling ceremony was held on the school grounds at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, on Thursday.

In his remarks, Director of CARIMAC, Professor Hopeton Dunn, said the renaming of the institution is an opportunity for it to increase its contribution on global and regional spheres on behalf of the people of the Caribbean.

“In this new framework in which we will be operating, CARIMAC will seek out new international accreditations for our special technical programmes. We will reach out to establish stronger physical presence within the Eastern Caribbean and elsewhere,” Professor Dunn said.

He added that the school will prepare new graduate and undergraduate courses covering areas such as social media marketing, as well as in sports commentary and analytics, among others.

“We will transform more of our graduate programmes into dual mode delivery, combining face to face with a higher proportion of online. We will offer the already approved Master’s Degree in Media Management, which is to be delivered in association with the Mona School of Business and Management,” he said.

Professor Dunn noted that the School will also grow its western Jamaica offerings by adding the diploma programme to new courses that are to be offered. Read more

Source: Jamaica Observer