'. . . University College . . . commenced as an institution housed in the school — in September 1888 and materialised In a separate building in September 1890; and that both it and the Jamaica Hlgh School were merged Into the present Jamaica College last year . . .'
Canon Simms, Headmaster, in The Jamaica College Magazine, 1904
Attempts were made in the 19th century to give Jamaica a tertiary educational institution aspiring to university status , but they failed to survive.