62 Dominicans graduate from UWI Open Campus

Sixty-two (62) students from Dominica (50 females and 12 males) were recognized during the Virtual Graduation Ceremony of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus on Saturday, 15 October, 2022.

Fifty-six (56) students graduated with undergraduate degrees, and 63% of that group received First Class Honours.  Of the six students who graduated with their Masters degrees, four received Distinctions.

Dominican, Mr. Yehudi John, who graduated with a BSc Management Studies was the UWI Open Campus Valedictorian.

Dominican Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry

In addition, Dominican Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry was one of two distinguished UWI alums who were awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. Dr. Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU), was recognized for her contribution to International Law. The other recipient of the  Honorary Degree was Sir Hugh Rawlins of St. Kitts & Nevis, who was recognized  for his contribution to Law and the Judiciary.


Below is a photo gallery of the graduates:

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  1. Just Asking
    October 22, 2022

    Congrats to all, great job my people, well deserved.
    Is it me having trouble counting to 10 males or is there a wider issue/problem?

  2. Zandoli
    October 21, 2022

    Actually, I am quite happy that these people graduated with degrees. I am a solid believer in using education to level the playing field. I have always advocated the use of education as the easiest tool out of poverty.
    The point I was making, not so subtly, was that I want our boys and men to step to the plate and realize their potential. That is not to take away from the women’s accomplishments. Ideally I would have preferred to see another 30 men represented in the photos.

  3. Kimi
    October 21, 2022

    I smiled so hard when I saw Emo on here! Congrats boo, and congratulations to all the other graduates. This is just the beginning!

  4. Leon Royer
    October 21, 2022

    The real problem we have to deal with staring us right in our face and we pretending to ignore it. How can a normal thinking person use their energy to click the “dislike” icon on a comment where the user is congratulating everyone that graduated…we have to start at the root (cause) of the problem otherwise we’re just going in circles trying to solve the effects.

  5. Mizzy
    October 21, 2022

    Dominica have the most fair skin people or what? Why they alter the pictures so. Black is beautiful.

  6. Lin clown
    October 20, 2022

    Congratulation to everybody,especially Mr Yehudi John

  7. October 20, 2022

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Congratulations to all on their accomplishments. Well cousin Dominica don’t have work to sustain you with that degree so we have to find you a husband to get you out of sweet Dominica.
    Congratulations to all again.

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  8. If we knew better
    October 20, 2022

    And them people will say women are disadvantaged. Men and young boys are the ones disenfranchised and disadvantaged. Congrats to all the graduates, but more needs to be done to have our young men pursue their tertiary education.

  9. JustSaying
    October 20, 2022

    Awesome stuff, congrats to each of you, big up to Deon Anselm and Marvin George..

  10. Truth Be Told
    October 19, 2022

    Congratulations to all the graduates.

    Blessings. Stay humble.

  11. Sikiye
    October 19, 2022

    It is a tremendous testament of the talents we have as a people. The sad thing is that 99% of these bright minds will have to go to greener pastures. As Dominica is not able to make use of these talents.

  12. October 19, 2022

    Congratulations to all the graduates.

  13. Ibo France
    October 19, 2022

    Much congratulation to all of you for your successful academic pursuits. Continue to climb to the apex of the educational ladder if you so desire.

    I hope you would be justly rewarded for your hard work and accomplishments.

  14. Zandoli
    October 19, 2022

    In the top photo, I counted 44 women and 9 men. That story could say a few things:

    (a) Women have been denied an opportunity for higher education and they are now catching up. Men had been so over represented at higher education levels that they have graduated in previous cohorts.
    (b) Women are more ambitious than men, therefore they seek higher learning at a much greater rate.
    (c) Our men do not see the need to upgrade their skill and are satisfied to make do with the little that they have accomplished. They are more interested in running down women, thinking the more women they have or sleep with make them bigger men (in their minds only).

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    • Imputing Improper Motives (IIM) The Talker
      October 19, 2022

      Nope, I do not agree with all three. It is systemic phenomenon. Men are more suited for going to prison than graduating from college. There is much more support for women because they scream the loudest and get much more emotional support and sympathy as opposed to telling men to man-up consequently they just shut up.

      It is a conspiracy against boys that translate into these phenomena.

    • patriarch
      October 19, 2022

      “Higher learning” is a scam. Most of those degrees are useless they come back and work for government or go into some job where they barely use any of that knowledge or skill. Men are smarter than that. We go for skills based training to build and maintain things and make money and keep modern society functioning. The women can keep their degrees

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      • Ibo France
        October 21, 2022

        One should never disparage education. This is what has lifted many people out of generational poverty.

        We should always aspire to educate ourselves in any field we desire. It usually redounds to the benefit of not only the individual but to the development of the country.

        Profound congratulations to all the graduates.

    • Dry Crix
      October 20, 2022

      Zandoli, or you could congratulate them all. smh. The glass appears to be always half empty for people like you.

    • If we knew better
      October 20, 2022

      When were women denied any opportunity for higher education? What disturbs me is that the majority of businesses hire mostly women, from government offices to banks to other private sector businesses. Women are the ones mostly with the earning power in society, so why dont they do more in society? Why dont a group of women come together and do more for the country.

  15. Da Girl
    October 19, 2022

    Congratulations everyone!!! Special shout out to my girl Valyn :) :) We did it!!!! First Class Honours..Boom!!

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