For Release Upon Receipt - August 3, 2012
ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – On Thursday August 2nd, 2012, the contract to commence construction of the South Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine, in Penal-Debe, was signed at the Office of the Campus Principal.
The ceremony began at 10am, with UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat; Campus Bursar, Carla Dube; Senior Project Officer at the Campus Projects Office, Alfred Reid; and China Jiangsu International Economic Co-Operation Corporation (CJIE) sub-contractors, Jinpeng Zhang and Yonggao Pan, affixing their signatures to the contract.
Also present at the ceremony were Acuitas Caribbean Limited representatives, Director, Mr. Ian Marfleet; and Quality Manager, Ms. Stacy Nagessar. Mrs. Angela Argoon, Chief Executive Officer of the Penal-Debe Regional Corporation, was also in attendance.
The creation of a South Campus comes as part of UWI’s regional strategic plan to expand the University to better serve its communities. The establishment of the South Campus was approved by the Council of The UWI and will be implemented with the support of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. For further information, please contact the Marketing and Communications Office, at 662-2002 ext.82315 or 82324, or via e-mail at email@example.com For the latest UWI News, click http://sta.uwi.edu/news.
Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.
(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)
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