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UWI starts customized Certificate in Local Government Studies programme

For Release Upon Receipt - February 22, 2010

St. Augustine

  MP Hazel Manning and Principal Sankat to launch the programme at St Augustine Campus


The University of the West Indies (UWI), Office of the Campus Principal and the Faculty of Social Sciences will hold the launch of the Customized Certificate in Local Government Studies on Monday 22nd February, 2010 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Centre for Language Learning Auditorium, UWI St Augustine.

The Customized Certificate in Local Government Studies, which the Faculty of Social Sciences will deliver for staff of the Ministry of Local Government, will develop the Human Resource capability of the Ministry of Local Government, thus enabling it to discharge its programmes and policies with greater efficiency.  


Speakers at the launch will include: Professor Clement Sankat, UWI Pro Vice Chancellor and St Augustine Campus Principal; Senator, the Honourable Hazel Manning, Minister of Local Government; and Dr Hamid Ghany, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences; and Mrs. Cheryl Blackman,  Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government.


This event is by invitation only and is not open to the public.


For more information, please contact Mrs Sandra Roopchand-Khan at or (868) 662-2002 ext. 3232.


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