UWI gets keys to open city campus building


The University of the West Indies (UWI) has moved a step closer to opening a campus in the heart of Bridgetown.

This morning, representatives of Sagicor handed over the keys to the old Mutual building in The City to UWI Principal Sir Hilary Beckles.

“Just this morning in Bridgetown city we received the Sagicor Financial building, the old Mutual, to begin our journey into the city as a university,” Sir Hilary announced during an event at Browne’s beach in which the S/V Ruth became the first vessel to be commissioned under the Caribbean Sail Cargo Initiative.

However, it is not clear if the city campus, which has been earmarked to hold evening classes, would be open by yearend as was being targeted.

Sir Hilary has said that the campus will revitalize the capital and help drive economic growth.


2 Responses to UWI gets keys to open city campus building

  1. Frederick Alleyne
    Frederick Alleyne December 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Great. Also lots of capacity at our secondary schools after 3pm for the Community College to undertake and expand its evening classes without new buildings.

  2. Clyde H. Phillip December 7, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    This is, indeed, great news and a step in the right direction. The Caribbean Engineering Technology fraternity supports initiatives such as these and shall be pleased conduct SEMSHOPS (seminarrs & workshops) for:
    (a) Initial Professional Development (IPD)
    (b) Certification, Registration & Licensure (CRL)
    (c) Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
    IPD –> preparing graduates (academia) for the World of Work (Industry)
    CRL –> transistion from “Practitioner” to the “Professional”
    CPD –> maintaining Professional Status
    Please reach us at: The Caribbean Secretariat


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