NASSAU, The Bahamas – It was a beautiful day and indeed a historic moment when the plaque was unveiled at the entrance of the new University of The Bahamas. On Thursday, November 10, 2016 various stakeholders of the former College of The Bahamas gathered at the entrance of the school campus to commemorate the elevation of COB to full university status with a plaque unveiling ceremony.
In attendance were members of the University’s Governing Council led by the President, Dr. Rodney Smith and Council Chairman, Dr. Earl Cash. Also present were faculty and staff members, past and present students of the university as well as representatives of some local and international private universities.
After a benediction by the Right Reverend Laish Zane Boyd Sr., Bishop of The Diocese of The Bahamas and The Turks & Caicos Islands, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General of The Bahamas, unveiled the plaque. In attendance were: Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis; Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon. Jerome K. Fitzgerald; Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson; Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Griffin; Minister of State for Investments, the Hon. Khaalis Rolle; and Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis.
A procession to the National Stadium for a Charter Day Ceremony followed.