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Mrs. Methalyn Job was recently awarded a distinction in the Master of Science in Counselling degree from the University of the West Indies. She was presented with her certificate at the Awards and Presentation Ceremony of the U.W.I. Open Campus St. Vincent held on Friday, January 8, at the Methodist Church Hall, Kingstown. Mrs. Job’s award came after four years of hard work, in which she pursued her degree by Distance Education and where she combined work and study. Her programme also included two summers at the Mona Campus, Jamaica.

Mrs. Job credits her success firstly to her strong faith, belief and trust in Almighty God, the giver of all knowledge and wisdom and with whom all things are made possible; secondly, to the fervent prayers and support of her family members, friends, colleagues, tutors and lecturers; and thirdly, to the Government, Ministry of Education and the various schools in St. Vincent with which she had contact during her studies.

This is not the first time Mrs. Job is basking in academic success at the tertiary level. She copped 1st Class Honours in 2003 when she graduated from the Cave Hill Campus U.W.I. with a B.Ed. degree in English.

Mrs. Job, who is also a nurse and teacher by profession, has long begun to put her knowledge and skills of counselling into practice. She has been a school counsellor for the past three and a half years, first at the Barrouallie Secondary School and then at the Buccament Bay Secondary School. Presently, she is assigned as the school counsellor to the St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown. Mrs. Job gives voluntary service as a counsellor at the Kingstown Methodist Church, particularly in the area of Pre Marital Counselling. She is excited about her present job as counsellor and feels very equipped for the daily challenges that come with it.

Mrs. Job is the wife of the Rev. Victor H. Job and the mother of Mrs. Trisha- Ann Moses who also holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies; Ms. Vickilyn Job and Mr. Victor M. Job who are both abroad pursuing their undergraduate degrees. They are all proud of her excellent achievement and join in congratulating her for a job well done.