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FAQ: REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION AND THE PAYMENT OF FEES FOR SEMESTER TWO 2019-2020 IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

April 1, 2020 - 11:39am

RESUMPTION OF CLASSES AND REGISTRATION

Question: When will classes resume in light of the additional restrictions announced by the Government?

Answer: Classes will resume in an on-line/virtual mode on April 14, 2020.

Question: I am not registered; how will get I access course content?

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REVISED REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION AND THE PAYMENT OF FEES FOR SEMESTER TWO 2019-2020 IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

March 30, 2020 - 3:52pm

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and our students being impacted, the following adjustments to the Regulations for Registration and the Payment of Fees are being made in order to ease the burden and anxiety of our students for Semester Two of the 2019-2020 academic year:

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Advisory: COVID -19 Campus Update

March 25, 2020 - 9:26am

We appreciate your patience thus far as we grapple with the extraordinary situation presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Outlined below are the most recent updates on our campus response to COVID-19 as influenced by decisions made by the Government of Jamaica. 

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COVID-19 Update in Jamaica

March 20, 2020 - 9:10pm

March 20, 2020

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ADVISORY: Suspension of Walk-In Services at The UWI-Mona

March 19, 2020 - 11:56am

Consistent with the curtailment of human contact in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, The UWI Mona wishes to advise of the suspension of walk-in services. These services include but are not limited to:

 

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Principal's Message | COVID-19

March 16, 2020 - 12:30pm

Dear Students and Staff,

 

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Advisory 4: COVID19 - Reduction of Business Operations at The UWI Mona Campus

March 13, 2020 - 5:27pm

The current COVID-19 situation is a dynamic and continuously evolving one and The University of the West Indies (UWI), therefore is in a position of continuous evaluation and re-evaluation of its response plan. This is being done in close collaboration with national agencies, and guided by collective policies, systems, and paramount, is the public health and wellbeing of our campus and wider national community in mind.

As at today, Friday March 13, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Wellness, in Jamaica has reported 6 new cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica which brings the total number of cases to 8.

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Advisory 3 | COVID-19 - Suspension of Classes at The UWI Mona Campus

March 12, 2020 - 6:02pm

The leadership of The UWI Mona Campus in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor of the University and other authorities has taken the decision to suspend all classes at both the Mona and Western Jamaica Campuses for four weeks, effective March 13, 2020.

All mid-semester examinations scheduled for tomorrow, March 13, 2020, have subsequently been cancelled. Teaching is expected to resume, either online or face-to-face from April 14, 2020, and this may result in the semester being extended. All Jamaican students who reside on hall are required to move home during this period. International and regional students are welcome to remain on hall, but are asked to strictly adhere to all instituted protocols.

The Campus will remain open and operational until further advised.

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Advisory 2 | COVID-19

March 12, 2020 - 10:32am

The UWI Mona Campus is closely monitoring COVID-19 in Jamaica. To date, there is still one confirmed case of the virus in the country. The University remains open and operational, with preventative measures being given high priority at this time as the health, safety and welfare of our students and staff remain our top priority. We have contingencies in place to ensure the continuity of teaching and learning and other business operations of the campus.

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UWI CARNIVAL POSTPONED

March 11, 2020 - 7:11pm

After careful deliberation, the decision has been taken to postpone UWI Carnival 2020 events slated for March 12 to 15, as a

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Mid Semester Examinations

March 11, 2020 - 10:45am

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus wishes to advise the public that unscrupulous persons have been circulating notices to convey the postponement of mid semester examinations.
 

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Campus Advisory | COVID-19

March 10, 2020 - 2:46pm

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has confirmed the first known case of the Corona Virus, COVID-19 in Jamaica.

The UWI Mona Campus wishes to assure members of our community that the health and welfare of all students and staff are priority and so all plans and decisions made will be in the best interest of all members of our community.

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Security Advisory: Suspension of Gate Passes

March 8, 2020 - 2:04pm

The University Hospital of the West Indies as a preventative measure against the novel Corona Virus, COVID -19 has suspended the issuing of gate passes at all points of entry in an effort to protect security guards, staff and visitors.  In light of this, The UWI Mona Campus is also suspending the issuing of gate passes with immediate effect. 
 
We seek the cooperation of all staff and students who drive a motor vehicle to be prepared to show their UWI Identification cards at the gate on entering and leaving. All other vehicles entering and leaving the Campus are subjected to random searches with immediate effect.
 

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Sir Hilary Beckles Day

March 6, 2020 - 4:17pm
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Mona Visitors Lodge to Cease Operations Amidst Strategic Restructuring

March 2, 2020 - 4:04pm

In a thrust to be more agile and to align business goals to meet changing industry needs, The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus has taken a decision to restructure the commercial operations of the Mona Visitors Lodge and Conference Centre (MVLCC). Effective Saturday, February 29, 2020 the MVLCC will cease operations as the management team moves toradically change the company's organisational, financial and operating structure.

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The UWI establishes COVID-19 Task Force

March 2, 2020 - 4:02pm

Once again, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is launching a Task Force to assist with the mobilisation of the region’s public health providers to deal with an incoming virus. Four years ago, the Zika virus triggered the response; today it is COVID-19.

Again, the Task Force will be chaired by The UWI’s Professor Clive Landis, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies and former Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, who has considerable experience in the field of Caribbean public health.

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NEWS ADVISORY: Fraudulent Cheques in Circulation

February 20, 2020 - 1:48pm

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus wishes to advise the public that unscrupulous persons have presented fraudulent cheques purporting to be from The University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus Imprest Account and drawn on the Bank of Nova Scotia, Montego Bay branch.
 

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Statement from the Vice-Chancellor | Kamau's Abeng

February 20, 2020 - 1:43pm

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) mourns the passing of Barbadian poet and academic, Kamau Brathwaite.The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.

We came to know and love Kamau Brathwaite as the keeper of the ‘abeng’, the African inspired use of the conch shell to spread manifesto messages among mountain maroons and their fellow forest freedom fighters.

The ‘abeng man’ grew a barberless beard, wore a roster of Rasta tams, sliding across our campuses, feet unchained in leathery slippers, and could never speak at a table without this thumb throbbing to the inner sound...the sound...the sound!

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