1Angels Walks Rd Spanish Town, St Catherine JamaicaGet directions
The only one of its kind in the English speaking Caribbean
The G.C. Foster College was opened on September 11, 1980 with facilities for the major sports played in Jamaica. The main objective of the college is to train specialist teachers in physical education and sport. The training spans a period of three academic years or six semesters and the final award gives qualified teachers' status to all students who complete the three-year programme leading to a diploma. The programme is accredited by Joint Board of Teacher Education.
The college maintains liaisons with other tertiary institutions and the National Institute of Sports. It is closely allied to the Inter-Collegiate Sports Association and also attached to other individual sports associations. The G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport serves as a centre for the entire sporting communities. Its facilities are utilized for research and providing informational services in the area of sport.
Other objectives of the college include providing in-service education for teachers and sports administrators and administering courses and seminars in sport and physical education. The original buildings and equipment are gifts from the Cuban Government to the people of Jamaica.
Some important features include a gymnasium, indoor and outdoor volleyball, netball, badminton and tennis courts. There is also an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a diving pool, a 400-metre mundo track, two football fields and a cricket and hockey field. Read more......Read less