Geography, History, Social Studies and Primary Education


The Geography, History, Social Studies and Primary Department facilitates Secondary, Primary and Advanced Credit Programmes on a Full-Time and Part-Time basis, leading to the Bachelor’s Degree in Education. We are dedicated to providing high quality education and training to persons interested in joining the profession as specialists in the different disciplines. We are committed to promoting the national standards and goals of education, integrating our historical experiences, cultural values and knowledge of the natural and human environments in developing individuals who understand their own role in national and global development.


“Learn from the past: The future is yours”

Vision Statement

To be a centre of excellence, nurturing the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes  for effective global citizenship.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Geography, History, Social Studies & Primary Department is to:

  • Inculcate a strong sense of civic responsibility among students
  • Cultivate problem solving skills among students
  • Recognize and reward students for outstanding academic achievement
  • Promote co-operative learning strategies as one avenue to encourage positive interaction among students
  • Instill in students the value of field exercises as part of the teaching-learning process
  • Foster in students a sense of responsibility for the natural environment
  • Engender in students a love for Jamaica’s cultural heritage and a commitment to harness this culture for future generations
  • Encourage activities that will foster “good citizenship” in students
  • Strengthen respect for Jamaica’s history and the contribution our ancestors have made to our present political and socio-economic realities. 

Options available in the GHSP Department

Secondary Programme:

  • History/Geography
  • History/Social Studies
  • Geography/History
  • Geography/Social Studies
  • Social Studies/History
  • Social Studies/Geography
  • Geography Double Major

Primary Programme:

  • Language Arts and Social Studies
  • Mathematics and Science

Advanced Credit Programme ( Full-Time and Part-Time):

  • Geography
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Primary

Bachelor of Education ( Part-Time) Primary

We boast a world-class faculty and staff with deep commitment to our students.

Contact Us

Geography, History, Social Students and Primary Education Department

(876) 924-1095, Extension: 5020, 5021

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.


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