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Top SEA students honoured at UWI Matriculation

For Release Upon Receipt - September 12, 2011

St. Augustine

Minster of Science and Technology carded to deliver feature address

The top eleven performers of the 2011 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) will be recognised by The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, as part of the Campus’ annual Matriculation and Welcome Ceremony. This year, Senator the Honourable Mr. Fazal Karim, Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education is carded to deliver the feature address at the Matriculation Ceremony, which will take place on Thursday 15th September from 5pm at the JFK Quadrangle, UWI St. Augustine.

Professor E. Nigel Harris, UWI Vice Chancellor and Professor Clement Sankat, UWI Pro Vice Chancellor and St. Augustine Campus Principal, are also scheduled to speak at the Matriculation Ceremony, which will serve the traditional purpose of welcoming new students as members of the academic community. Professors Harris and Sankat are expected to formally recognise the incoming students as new members of academia.

Ms. Amrita J. Annamunthodo, will sign the symbolic register on behalf of the students, and students will be invited to sign the Matriculation Book and to take the Academic Vow, led by Mr Amilcar Sanatan, UWI Student Guild President. Students are traditionally also encouraged to join the UWI Alumni Association after graduation.

The ceremony will include a formal procession of the University Council, which includes Sir George Alleyne, UWI Chancellor, and Ewart Williams, St Augustine Campus Council Chairman and Central Bank Governor, as well as members of Campus Management, Faculty Deans and other members of academic and administrative staff.

For more information, please contact the UWI Admissions Department at (868) 662-2002 Ext. 82154. For the latest UWI News, click

The Academic Vow


“I solemnly promise that, as a member of The University of the West Indies, I will strive to follow the ideals of academic life, to love learning, to advance true knowledge, to show respect to the staff of the University and my fellow students, to lead a seemly life and set a worthy example of good behaviour wherever I may be.”


About UWI

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.


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