Dominican is UWI Open Campus Valedictorian

Kirk Edwards is from the Kalinago Territory

Dominican, Kirk Edwards is the Valedictorian of the graduating class of 2018 of the UWI Open Campus. Edwards will deliver remarks at the Presentation of Graduates Ceremony which will be held on Saturday, 13 October, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Royalton St. Lucia Resort and Spa, Cap Estate, St. Lucia.

Edwards, who is a Mathematics teacher, church leader and sports enthusiast, completed his Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Mathematics Education degree with First Class Honours.

Edwards is a proud member of the indigenous Kalinago community of Dominica and has been a teacher at the North East Comprehensive School for 10 years (2008 to present).

In 2012, he was a finalist in the Novice Teacher of the Year category of the Dominica Teachers Bi-Annual Awards. For the past four years, he has been tasked with the responsibility of heading the Mathematics department at the North East Comprehensive School.

Under his supervision, the school has experienced a steady increase in its pass rate at CXC examinations (CSEC & CCSLC), obtaining its best Mathematics past rate ever in 2018.

A proud member of the Church of the Nazarene in Dominica, his faith has been a major driving force in all that he does. His involvement in Youth Ministry, as well as his love of sports has given him many opportunities to serve his community.

After the official Presentation Ceremony, the new graduates and their guests will celebrate their academic achievements at an Official Reception hosted by the Government and people of St Lucia.

This 10th Presentation of Graduates Ceremony of The UWI Open Campus is being held during a significant milestone year of The UWI – its 70th Anniversary, celebrated under the theme “70 Years of Service and Leadership” to the region, and the Open Campus’ 10th year of success as an established campus of The UWI.

Over these ten (10) years, the Open Campus has developed a remarkable organisation based on technology, with the primary mission of “Opening Doors to Life-changing Learning”.

This year, the campus will officially be graduating seven hundred and three (703) graduands with Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate degrees, as well as Certificates and Diplomas in a wide range of subject areas.

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    October 15, 2018

    Well Done Kirk, sure you deserve this. Congratulations!

  2. Looking In
    October 12, 2018

    Congrats Kirky. Well done. I’m sure there will be more achievements to come. Keep on keeping on. The news report forgot to say you are a full time father and husband as well:- You’re an allrounder my brother. Congrats to you and your entire family. God bless!!

  3. Mandy G.
    October 11, 2018


  4. woody
    October 11, 2018

    big up kirk congratulations

  5. Fran
    October 11, 2018

    Congratulations Sir.

  6. LuCClu
    October 11, 2018

    Kudos to you, I’m happy to hear the pass rate is increasing. We need to find better was to teach and ensure that Math is not a hated subject. I hated Math in high school, depending on the teacher and teh teaching skils or lack thereof. Where was he when ‘Topher was making students hate Maths at St. Andrews High School?

    • janet
      October 11, 2018

      he was probable in primary school…

  7. Deidra Summers
    October 10, 2018

    I ready to write my speech …but its bed time n I tired. Congrats and lots of love…I like how allu in dat math department always struggling with UWI but when u head de shout all graduating val…. F.P

  8. Hope
    October 10, 2018

    This is absolutely wonderful! Congratulations Kirk! Just wonderful!

  9. Kerwin
    October 10, 2018

    Good Job Kirky. A great teacher indeed

  10. stewart
    October 10, 2018

    congrats sir…….#bioclasss2k17

  11. Dominica for Jesus
    October 10, 2018

    So proud of you my brother. Congratulation.

  12. Delia
    October 10, 2018

    Congratulations Kirk

  13. Green Gold
    October 10, 2018

    Congrats mi say, congrats! Continue to PUSH Kirk, as the Lords lead.

  14. Madame Akebah
    October 10, 2018

    I firmly believe in the right and honourable leadership of his excellency the Right Honourable Dr Roosevelt Skerrit PHD, MBA, Msc. Again this government is working dilligently in the field of education. So hats off to kirk edwards and Prime Minister Dr. ROOSEVELT SKERRIT OBE PHD. #GodBlessDominicaAndKirk

  15. October 10, 2018

    Exemplary. Well done.

  16. Madame Akebah
    October 10, 2018

    Another accomplishment of Dominica under the Skerrit administration. Praise be to Honourable Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit and Kirk. I firmly believe in the right and honourable leadership of his excellency the Right Honourable Dr Roosevelt Skerrit PHD, MBA, Msc. Again this government is working dilligently in the field of education. So hats off to kirk edwards and Prime Minister Dr. ROOSEVELT SKERRIT OBE PHD. #GodBlessDominicaAndKirk

    • Amarossa
      October 11, 2018

      Wow! You were just waiting for an opportunity praises on your god skerritt. So much so that you put Kirk Edwards’ name in lower caps and skerritt’s name in upper caps.

      Wow! Boot-lickers, sycophants and lick-spittlers….all of you!

    • dddd
      October 13, 2018

      Well said my bro got no help from skerrit administration all on his own with years of late nights, great sacrifice and most of all the grace of God.
      Not politics or politicians but GOD’S GRACE

  17. October 10, 2018

    Yes Kirk. Give Thanks

  18. m
    October 10, 2018


  19. ????????????
    October 10, 2018

    congratulations Kirk!

  20. pJ
    October 10, 2018

    Congratulations Kirk. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you. That is what I am seeing right here.

  21. Benj
    October 10, 2018

    Continue to Aim for the stars my bro

  22. Me nuh
    October 10, 2018

    I am proud of Kirk! Congrats.

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