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Statement regarding release of Semester 2 Grades

For Release Upon Receipt - June 9, 2015

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. June 9, 2015 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine has advised all students that in accordance with new regulations implemented under the University’s revised Grade Point Average (GPA) scheme, grades will be released immediately following the scheduled Board of Examiners meeting, carded for June 16, 2015. This meeting is being held to ensure that the revised GPA scheme is being implemented without adverse consequences to students.

Students have been encouraged to visit their respective faculty office for guidance and faculty offices have also made pass/fail lists available. With regards to the Summer Semester, University policy also provides for late registration for this period and the deadline for summer registration has also been extended to June 18, 2015.

The Campus has also advised all students that whilst it is in the middle of negotiations with the OWTU for revised terms and conditions for both the Daily Rated and Monthly Paid workers (also referred to as non-academic staff), contrary to published reports, the release of grades is not in any way linked to ongoing negotiations with non-academic staff.



About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)