College celebratesÂ five decades ofÂ education
THE STAFF and students of Highbury College are celebrating 55 years of educating people.
The college will be celebrating its emerald anniversary throughout the academic year with 1960's themed projects, events and activities.
Principal of Highbury College, Stella Mbubaegbu CBE, said: '˜Throughout itsÂ 55 year history Highbury College has been privileged to serve the local community and we are immensely proud ofÂ the hundreds of thousands of students who have achieved so much during this time.'
When the College opened in 1963 it had six departments including Building and Surveying, Commerce and General Studies, Engineering, Mathematics and Science and Hotel and Catering.
The college has now expanded to four sites across the city and recently completed a 56.4 million pounds building programme. The College now offers apprenticeships in more than 40 subject areas and has introduced new courses including journalism, IT, automotive and hairdressing and beauty therapy.
Highbury College prides itself onÂ student satisfaction and in a recent survey 94 percent of students said they were happy with both their course and the College.
'˜We areÂ Â committed to providing a world class learning experience for our students and look forward to many more years of success,' added Ms Mbubaegbu.