Kyle Collins, a sophomore at Hastings College from Eleuthera, The Bahamas, said he believes education is an opportunity to seize his dreams and of him understanding concepts better than he previously did, according to an article in The Nassau Guardian. He also believes education is about connecting with people at a deeper level.
Collins said college is also a chance to encounter like-minded people who support his cause, as well as interact with students who excel in different areas, especially students who help to make up areas in which he is lacking.
“Education is a chance to expand my growing life experiences in and out of school,” he said. “It is a means to lessen the hardship my generation, and the future generation, will face.”
Collins, a Public School Scholars Programme (PSSP) scholarship recipient, is studying math and actuarial science — the study of risk, usually associated with insurance, pension, and investment plans.
“I relished the challenge since math was always my strongest subject. Actuaries are also heavy in demand worldwide and even more so in The Bahamas. I discovered that there are few Bahamians who ever become an actuary, so I became determined to change that,” said Collins.
Read the full article in The Nassau Guardian.