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Tuition appeal

Eudine Barriteau

Deputy Principal of the University of the West Indies, Professor Eudine Barriteau is asking Government to review its plans to abolish free tertiary education at UWI.

Professor Barriteau – a recent recipient of a Gold Crown of Merit in the national Independence honours – says the change in the funding arrangement, which was announced by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler in his August budget, amounts to the biggest challenge currently facing the institution.

She told an audience which included Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last night that UWI is still optimistic that Government would fine-tune its proposal to have students pay 20 per cent of their tuition costs.

6 Responses to Tuition appeal

  1. Sheri Veronica
    Sheri Veronica December 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    What is she missing? For Barbados to pull out of its financial slump, it will be leaning on the IMF or other financier, which will DEMAND these measures take effect before money is handed out. She needs to get real.

  2. bajanfishermen December 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    ot understand that an educated country the size of Barbados, will see a great deal of uneducated people in their work force in the future? They must stop funding the social events that are being used for political reasons, and use that money to continue free tertiary education. This is step backward by the DLP, who are always claiming an Education legacy oft Errol Barrow. How do they think that Taiwan a country with little or no resources continue to produce such growth annually? It is because they have diversified their economy, with a solid highly educated work force that is in constant demand internationally and nationally.
    Barbados must understand that tourism is can flee in a second, but an educated work force in the 21st century, is what is needed

  3. Ari Moore
    Ari Moore December 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Lol… And where does she propose this ‘government’ get the money? Wake up call needed.

  4. Tammy Sweets
    Tammy Sweets December 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Lay offs plus uwi fees….ok…

  5. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway December 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    layoff for 3.000 pending and someone wants money..

  6. Steve Jemmott
    Steve Jemmott December 20, 2013 at 1:13 am

    now awake from her slumber?


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