UWI landed campus in Antigua to be officially opened in September

Antigua PM Gaston Browne with UWI Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles (right)

Plans are well under way for the official opening of the Fourth landed campus of the University of the West Indies in St. John’s, Antigua.

On Tuesday, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Gaston Browne and later met with senior officials in the Ministry of Education, as well as other stakeholders, including the Antigua and Barbuda media.

Discussions specifically focused on the way forward for the new campus based on the work mapped out and advanced via the Implementation Committee.

“The establishment of our fourth landed campus, and the fifth campus of the UWI, is a matter of great pride for us all. It provides a development platform for countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and expands The UWI’s regional capacity to deliver higher education for the 21st century,” Sir Hillary said.

Formal launch activities include a public ecumenical service at the St. John’s Cathedral on September 1, followed by the ceremonial opening of the Five Islands Campus on September 3.

The Five Islands Campus began operations on August 25, 2019 and offers a suite of programmes across three schools: Health and Behavioural Sciences; Humanities and Education; Management, Sciences and Technology.

UWI Antigua Campus facility

Meanwhile, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Five Islands Campus, Professor Stafford Griffith, will hold this position from August 15, 2019 to July 31, 2020.

“Professor Griffith will steer our newest campus during its first year of operations, while formal searches are made to permanently fill this position in addition to those of other substantive senior administrative posts such as Director of Academic Affairs and Director of Finance and Administration,” Sir Hillary said.

He also thanked the members of the Institutional Oversight Steering Committee, headed by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber, and comprising all Pro Vice-Chancellors and Principals as well as the Ministers of Education of the governments of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda.

The Antigua campus brings to four the number of UWI landed campuses.

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6 Comments

  1. viewsexpressed
    September 2, 2019

    “He also thanked the members of the Institutional Oversight Steering Committee, headed by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber, and comprising all Pro Vice-Chancellors and Principals as well as the Ministers of Education of the governments of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda. The Antigua campus brings to four the number of UWI landed campuses.”
    These failed political, so called Labour clowns in government in Dominica are a waste of time. Where are we in this scheme of things. Skerrit and his failed immature government are all over the world wasting our tax payers money and comes back with fanfare of concrete jungle but nothing substantial of purpose and forwardness that our people are elated to promoting more educating, skills and opportunity. We really now need to focus harder to get this immature man called Skerrit, this Odd Minister out of our government. This man is visionless, immature, downtrodden & a…

  2. Casio
    August 30, 2019

    Meanwhile our campus in Portsmouth remains empty. I thought school was supposed to begin this week. Maybe i is next week. or the week after.

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  3. Imperative
    August 30, 2019

    UWI to the World!!

  4. Channel 1
    August 29, 2019

    But wait nuh, unno, what about the school that Skerrit say was supposed to ‘land’ on the Ross campus?

    Like dat school lose its flight path to Dominica or wha. Didn’t some of these deluded supporters of Skerrit say a school was coming to the Ross campus this September? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Folks, I repeat, one will struggle to find a more willfully ignorant and deluded set of people than these Skerrit Family Party labourites. I kid you not. Phew!!!!!

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  5. See the difference?
    August 29, 2019

    😒
    I wonder when Dominicans will be impressed by universities coming, factories opening and diaspora returning home to work. What impresses us these days, is who can make the biggest political fete, if our name on the pay list for NEP and if Aunty getting a free apartment so all of us can move in with her.

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    • John hope
      August 29, 2019

      They should be impressed because they getting paid every month. At one point in time that wasn’t happening.

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