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UWI welcomes new students at Matriculation

For Release Upon Receipt - September 12, 2012

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, officially welcomes new students and recognises the accomplishments of the top 16 performers at this year’s Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA), at its annual Matriculation ceremony on Thursday 13th September, 2012, at 5pm, at the JFK Quadrangle.  UWI Vice Chancellor, Professor E. Nigel Harris, and UWI Pro Vice Chancellor and St. Augustine Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat, are scheduled to speak at the Ceremony. Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, is carded to deliver the feature address.  Professors Harris and Sankat are expected to formally recognise the incoming students as new members of academia, inviting them to sign the Matriculation Book and take the Academic Vow, led by Mr Kevin Ramsewak, UWI Student Guild President. Students are encouraged to join the UWI Alumni Association after graduation.A formal procession of the University Council, which includes Sir George Alleyne, UWI Chancellor, as well as members of Campus Management, Faculty Deans and other members of academic and administrative staff will open and close the ceremony.For further information, please contact the Office of the Campus Registrar at 662-2002 ext.82000 or 82001.   

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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.)