By Hazel-Ann McLean

Hazel-Ann McLean’s pioneering and enormous event all started on her first actual day at Queen’s Royal collage, while she realized that probably the most senior academics on the university had challenged her enrollment and insisted that QRC used to be just for boys. a quick journey to the Ministry of schooling proven that the school’s constitution didn’t point out “boys,” purely “students.” She used to be escorted again to category by way of the dean of the varsity, having conquer her first of many demanding situations attending QRC. Her first step opened the door for dozens extra ladies to wait QRC and different all-male schools in Trinidad.

As her education keeps, Hazel-Ann is firstly surprised on the camaraderie and mutual expectancies of admire that either the scholars and academics percentage. Her scholastic/holistic schooling at St. Francois ladies’ university, her all-female highschool, together with her domestic lifestyles formed her skill to navigate the wealthy background, tradition, and legacy of QRC.

She walks readers via a chain of whimsical reviews that supply either hindrances and triumphs to this teenage lady confronted with performing on her personal in a college of 600-plus boys. eventually, her publication files the teachings she discovered at QRC that experience carried her via her personal specialist and private life.

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