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Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business launches IMBA programme in Tobago

For Release Upon Receipt - September 8, 2010

St. Augustine

On Thursday 26th August, 2010, faculty members at St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) visited Tobago to launch the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB), International Master in Business Administration (IMBA) programme – the first face-to-face Masters programme to be held in Tobago.

The launch of the programme “marks a significant milestone in our efforts as a university to continuously be of service to both Trinidad and Tobago,” said Professor Clement Sankat, UWI St Augustine Campus Principal and Chairman of the Board of GSB. This partnership between The UWI and Tobago is especially significant as it demonstrates the university’s commitment to address “the demands, needs and interests of traditionally underserved communities” in the region, Sankat said, stressing that the programme’s incoming students must contribute by using their skills to “develop your communities in a way that speaks to moral ideals, ethical principles, and honest business practices.” 

Professor Sankat was one of the key speakers at the event, which also featured speeches by Mrs. Kamla Mungal, Academic Director, Arthur Lok Jack GSB; Dr. Verleen Bob-Lewis, Coordinator of School Management/Post-Secondary and Tertiary Education, Division of Education, Youth Affairs & Sports; and Assemblyman Claudia Groome Duke, Secretary for Education Youth Affairs & Sports with the Tobago House of Assembly. The Honourable Vernella Alleyne-Toppin, Minister of Tobago Development, delivered the feature address. 

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