The Business School was founded in 1975 by Mrs. Erma Bovell.
Mrs. Bovell, a deeply religious person, was moved by the needs of young girls who, for various reasons, could not access the public education system. She determined to make educational and employment opportunities available to them and started a secretarial school for young women from low income households.
Accessing funding sources locally and internationally was very difficult at the time, and therefore, students assisted in covering operating costs by paying a small fee for their training. Mrs. Bovell experienced tremendous joy in seeing her students become independent and responsible providers for themselves and their families and valuable contributors to society.
Mrs. Erma Bovell
The college has grown over the years and now offers a wide range of courses within a number of faculties. The Business School admits students of any race, colour, national or ethnic origin. All students have equal access to the privileges, programmes and activities of the school. The Business School continues to operate with the founding philosophy of offering quality educational opportunities to all.
The Business School – High School was established in September 1997. At that time only Forms 3 to 5 were available and students were prepared to write only the CXC Business Subjects. In September 2000 the High School admitted students for Forms 1 to 5. Our curriculum now includes Science, the Humanities, Information Technology and Business.
We also continue to offer a full-time Secretarial Training Programme for students who are desirous of pursuing a secretarial career or seeking employment as general clerks. The subjects offered in this programme include English, Mathematics, Typewriting, Shorthand, Office Administration and Information Technology.