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OEC names building for Prof Neville Ying

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) has recognised its longest-serving chairman Professor Neville Ying by naming a building in his honour.

The citation read: “Neville Ying, throughout his combined 33 years' tenure with the OEC, stamped his distinctive brand of leadership excellence on a venerable institution whose worthy mission from 1887 was, as the years progressed, under threat prior to Ying 's intervention of being overtaken and overwhelmed by the exigencies of an emerging, new and dynamic era of challenges and opportunities.”

Dr Ying, who is pro-chancellor of the Mico University College, served as OEC chairman from 1996-2016 and director 1 commissioner from 1983 - 2016.

The Mico alumnus is a professor of The University of the West Indies and is regarded as an outstanding academic in a diverse range of scholarly disciplines, spanning mathematics, physics, psychometrics, statistics, research designs, transformational leadership, strategic management, organisational behaviour, strategic human resource management, measurement and evaluation, among others.

His scholarship has led to the authorship of over 100 published works, Mico University College has said.

In addition, it said Ying's leadership has been credited with the effective and sustained transformation of leading private and public sector bodies, civic organisations, and higher education institutions in Jamaica, the wider Caribbean and the international community.

“I am here today because of the encouragement of my mother, what I call the hypothesis of greatness. She told me two things: you have an asset called your brain, use it well and use it wisely; and care for others,” said Ying in response to the honour.

The unveiling of the Neville George Ying Building took place on March 14, 2018.

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