UWI Vice Chancellor and Education Minister Discuss Relations

Wednesday 19th, February 2014 / 08:42 Published by

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Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald received the Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr. E. Nigel Harris, at a courtesy call to discuss continued relations and the way forward.

Dr. E. Nigel Harris, the Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) recently paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Education, Science and Technology erome Fitzgerald. Dr. Harris and Minister Fitzgerald discussed current and future relations between UWI and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Vice Chancellor Harris stated that a community of lifelong learning exists in The Bahamas that comprises people of all standing and ages in the public and private sector. He said that once space is available, UWI hopes to concentrate on broadening their outreach to adult students to attend the Open Campus. Dr. Harris thanked the Minister for the financial support given by the Government of The Bahamas and expressed his desire for continued partnership to educate the people of both countries.

Minister Fitzgerald informed Dr. Harris of possible shifts that may occur with the transition of The College of The Bahamas obtaining University status. He expressed gratitude for the role that the UWI Open Campus has played in educating the people of The Bahamas.

Also in attendance at the courtesy call was Mrs. Nicole Campbell, Permanent Secretary; Mr. Reginald Saunders, Administrator of Scholarships and Educational Loans Unit; Dr. Barbara Rodgers-Newbold, Head of the Open Campus Country Site UWI; Dr. Robin Roberts, Director of the UWI School of Clinical Medicine and Research, Bahamas, Princess Margaret Hospital and Ms. Missouri Sherman-Peter, President of the UWI Alumni Association.

Caption: Pictured from l-r: Mr. Reginald Saunders, Administrator of Scholarships and Educational Loans Unit; Mrs. Nicole Campbell, Permanent Secretary; Ms. Missouri Sherman-Peter, President of the UWI Alumni Association; Jerome Fitzgerald; Dr. E. Nigel Harris, Vice Chancellor of UWI; Dr. Barbara Rodgers-Newbold, Head of the Open Campus Country Site UWI and Dr. Robin Roberts, Director of the UWI School of Clinical Medicine and Research, Bahamas, Princess Margaret Hospital.

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