PricewaterhouseCoopers Donates Laptops to Support Students in Need

Professor Colin Gyles, Acting President, UTech, Jamaica receives a donation of laptops from Mr. Leighton McKnight, Territory Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in the President’s Conference Room, UTech, Ja. Papine Campus.

The University of Technology, Jamaica, on Thursday June 4, 2020, received a donation of nine laptops from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in response to the needs of students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, who have difficulties participating in online learning. Mr. Leighton McKnight, Territory Leader, PwC, in making the donation, indicated that his organization has an established partnership with the University, noting “UTech, Jamaica students are critical to our continued business, so we will do whatever we can do to assist.”  He also indicated that PwC would be exploring other options of offering assistance to students affected by the current crisis.

Professor Colin Gyles, Acting President, who received the donation, expressed his gratitude, noting that a laptop is a critical tool in engaging in online learning, and would make a significant difference for many students in need. He indicated that the University continues to seek to strengthen online teaching and learning platforms and welcomed the opportunity for UTech, Jamaica to extend the mutually beneficial partnership with  PwC.

The laptops will be distributed to students through the University’s welfare and scholarship offices, based on the application of appropriate criteria and  identification of the greatest need.


Michelle Beckford (Mrs.)
Corporate Communications Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
Telephone: 876 970-5299 or 876 818-5893