Yesterday, the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science & Technology, said “The Road to University” has begun, announcing November 10, 2016 as the Charter Day on which The College of The Bahamas (COB) will officially become the University of The Bahamas.
Speaking at a [press conference](http://www.cob.edu.bs/News/UBCharterDay.php) at the Harry C. Moore Library of COB, the Minister pointed out that the road to university comprised a paradigm shift in the culture and fabric of the country in relation to tertiary education and national development as a whole — an important step in the building of a more modern nation. He said, *”I am deeply honoured to be here to speak to this significant moment in the history of our nation. Our government has long had a vision for modern education for The Bahamas. The road to university is a journey that was mapped out by the Right Honourable Prime Minister Perry Christie fourteen years ago. Now, this vision is finally being realized.”*
Last month the Minister [tabled the University of The Bahamas Bill](http://www.bfsb-bahamas.com/news.php?cmd=view&id=3584&pre=y) in the House of Assembly. Recently passed by Parliament, this provides the legislative framework for the official transition of The College of The Bahamas to The University of The Bahamas.
*Photo Credit- Bahamas Information Services (BIS)*