September 2019 Volume 15

Jeffrey Foreman is a 2019 Chevening Scholar

Staff reporter KC Times
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KCOB Jeffrey Foreman is one of the Jamaican recipients of the Chevening Scholarship for the 2019/20 year. Jeffrey attended Kingston College between 1998 and 2005.

The United Kingdom government through its Commonwealth and Foreign Office has, since 1983, offered the Chevening Scholarship and Chevening Fellowship to qualified persons from eligible countries across the world.

The stated aim of the award is to “develop global leaders” by allowing them to pursue a one-year taught masters programme or a fellowship at any university in the United Kingdom. With its focus on building professional capacity in eligible countries, Chevening targets persons who have at least two-years experience in full or part time employment, the voluntary sector, or paid/un-paid internships. Such individuals must also be able to qualify for entry to a graduate programme in the UK and upon completion of their study, are required to return to their country for a minimum period of two years.

The award is a valuable one. The typical scholarship covers full tuition, provides a landing and departure allowance, and a monthly stipend for the duration of the programme of study. Now in its 35th year, the scholarship has funded the studies of over 50,000 individuals. This number includes fourteen current or former heads of government across the world as well as leaders in business, civil society, and government.

During this time at KC Jeffrey served in a number of leadership roles, including school magazine editor, Schools’ Challenge Quiz captain, and Head Boy (2004-5). As an Old Boy he has served on the boards of the Jamaica Chapter of the KCOBA and on the KC Development Trust Fund as recording secretary.

Importantly, he has served as one of the head coaches of the Kingston College Quiz Team since 2009 (with a two-year break in 2012 and 2013 to study law at the UWI Cave Hill campus).

Jeffrey is employed to the Attorney General’s Chambers in Jamaica as Crown Counsel in the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers in Jamaica. In this capacity he provides legal advice on matters relating to the drafting and enactment of legislation. He also provides advice concerning the interpretation of the Constitution of Jamaica. In addition to this role, he is a tutor at the University of the West Indies, primarily in constitutional law, human rights law, and legal systems.

Jeffrey will use the Chevening Scholarship to pursue the Master of Laws degree in Law at the University College London.

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