51 students graduate from UWI Open Campus; valedictorian calls for regional unity

Deputy Principal of UWI Open Campus Professor Vivian Roberts

51 students of the University of the West Indies Open Campus graduated Thursday with qualifications in various areas of studies.

Deputy Principal of UWI Open Campus Professor Vivian Roberts told graduates that they should have gained several ideal qualities as graduates of the university.

“Are you able to speak standard English well enough that persons from other countries and other cultures and understand you clearly? Does your non verbal communication enhance or get in the way of the message you want to convey? Are you a leader from whatever position you occupy?” she said.

Professor Roberts said further that UWI graduates should also have the qualities of humility and high ethical standards.

Six individuals received Masters Degree in education, 14 received bachelors of Science and social sciences, nine graduated with bachelors in education and seven with bachelors in nursing.

Two individuals received executive diploma in management and 13 graduated with certificates in early childhood education.

Meanwhile valedictorian for the 2010 class has called for unity among Caribbean nations.

Addressing the graduation ceremony, Daren Pinard told his counterparts they must work collaboratively for the “good of the region”.

He emphasized that unity will strengthen the voices of individual member states of the Caribbean community.

“We must see the waters that separate us as serving to enhance our natural beauty, and not as a dividing factor. We must transform ourselves into Caribbean nationals, one country one nation and work together for the collective good of the region. This is an imperative,” Pinard stressed.

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  1. DAangel
    April 30, 2011

    Congrats to all the graduates…..you could not have been successful if it was not for the LORD that was on you all side….. Give him the praise……

    the graduates names or photos should be publish

  2. sweeetie
    April 30, 2011

    congrats to mrs. Graham – Laronde..Great job

  3. for real
    April 29, 2011

    congrats mr pinard, i am very proud of you. it is hard work to get 1st class, but to emerge valedictorian is the cream of the crop!you did well. hats off to your family especially your wife nadia. may richer things come your way. BRAVO!!!

  4. lol
    April 29, 2011


  5. very good
    April 29, 2011

    Congrats to emeline burnette honore!!!!

  6. Watching
    April 29, 2011

    Congrats to all who graduated.

  7. Education
    April 29, 2011

    Congrats to: Marcina, Blanchie, Riley, Shirlyn, Minerve, David and Kenrick. I saw you all receiving your certificates, proud of you guys.

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