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Day 281 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Learn Something: Visit the University of the West Indies Mona Campus

University of the West Indies Mona Campus
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The University of the West Indies Mona Campus was founded in 1948 by the Asquith Commission to provide higher education in the British colonies. The University was originally known as the University College of the West Indies and had a special relationships with the University of London. Its first chancellor was HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, the last living granddaughter of Queen Victoria. It became an independent university in 1962. Since its establishment, numerous public figures and heads of state have studied there, including Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. Also President Barack Obama of the United States has been honored and given addresses there.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

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