UWI to add fourth campus in Antigua

Delivering his 2015/2016 report to the University Council on Thursday, UWI Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles said there will be a fourth landed campus in Antigua. The current campuses of The UWI are Mona, Jamaica; Cave Hill, Barbados; and St Augustine, Trinidad.

He said the Antiguan Government has taken a major historic decision to transform a Community College to a University and asked if their campus could be within the UWI family.

The campus will be located in a village called Five Islands.

Beckles said there is a plan to expand national colleges to universities throughout the region.

“By enabling some of these better equipped national colleges to University colleges and to do so within the context of the UWI family is very good for us,” he said.

“Those who cannot move long distances must move short distances,” he said.

“And this is a structure we are working with, the open campus plus national colleges plus campuses constituting a structure of higher education that will enable us to build capacity and reduce cost.”

He said The UWI also received a letter from the Minister of Education in Jamaica stating that their policy is to allow community colleges and teacher’s colleges that are ready to come under the tutelage of The UWI and The UWI network

“We are working with two or three of the colleges to transform them into colleges of the UWI. So that in the future the architecture of the UWI would be landed campuses, open campuses and affiliated university colleges and that would be the structure to build capacity going forward and reduce costs,” he said. Read more

Source: Times Caribbean