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Stakeholders to Discuss Higher & Tertiary Education Policy this Week-end

Ongoing debate on education in general and the significant changes taking place in tertiary and higher education in particular are the two issues which make this week-end’s (August 27-29) Mona Academic Conference to be held at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus a timely and important event on the education calendar. The conference’s opening ceremony takes place this Friday, August 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Undercroft, the Senate Building at Mona. The keynote address will be by UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne.

Tuition Fees Adjusted

Following on budget adjustment exercises as well as representations made by the Guild of Students at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, regarding the tuition fees for that Campus for the coming academic year, the Chancellor of the University established a committee to review the matter.

Mr. William Clarke, Chairman of the Mona Campus Council, chaired the committee with Dr. Marshall Hall and Mr. Lloyd Brown as the other members. The committee held various meetings with representatives of the University and the Guild, and has arrived at a conclusion agreed to by all parties.

Mona Academic Conference 2004 - “Revisiting Tertiary & Higher Education Policy in Jamaica: Towards Personal Gain or Public Good?

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus will once again host the Mona Academic Conference from Friday August 27 to Sunday August 29 coinciding with the start of the 2004/2005 academic year. This year’s conference is being held under the theme “Revisiting Tertiary & Higher Education Policy in Jamaica: Towards Personal Gain or Public Good?”. Sponsored by the Office of the Principal, it is being organised by the Research and Policy Group, a joint project of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) and the Mona School of Business (MSB) UWI, Mona.

TRIBUTE TO SIR KENNETH STANDARD, PROFESSOR EMERITUS

It is with profound regret that the University learned this morning of the passing of Sir Kenneth Standard, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Community Health on The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus

VC DESIGNATE ADVOCATES CARIBBEAN REGIONAL RESEARCH FUNDING AGENCY

Vice Chancellor Designate of The University of the West Indies, Professor E. Nigel Harris, has urged CARICOM Heads of Government to consider the establishment of a Caribbean Regional Research Funding Agency. He said that such an agency would be financed by national and regional governments and would provide research funding on a competitive basis, using the peer review mechanism, and focusing on projects likely to contribute to the growth and development of the region.

DIPAK J. SHAH PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Dipak J. Shah, Senior lecturer in the Department of Pathology to the rank of Professor of (Anatomical) Pathology effective May 20, 2004.

Born in Jambusar, India, Professor Shah graduated from the M.S. University, Vadodara, India in 1969, with the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery degree. He then received a Diploma in Clinical Pathology in 1972, also from M.S. University and the Doctor of Medicine in Anatomical Pathology from the UWI in 1978.

YVETTE JACKSON PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Yvette Jackson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, to the rank of Professor, with effect from May 20, 2004.

Dr. Jackson, a Jamaican, and past student of Hampton School for Girls, holds the Bachelor of Science degree with Upper Second Class Honours in Chemistry and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

UWI, GUILD MEET TO DISCUSS TUITION FEES

Members of the administration of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, led by Deputy Principal, Mr. Joseph Pereira, and University Bursar, Mr. Winston Bayley, this morning (Tuesday, July 6, 2004) met with representatives of the Guild of Students, led by President, Mr. Damion Crawford, to discuss concerns raised by the Guild regarding tuition fees that will come into effect for the 2004-2005 academic year.

STATEMENT RE DEATH OF HUGH LAWSON SHEARER

The Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor the Honourable Rex Nettleford, received the news of the death of The Most Honourable Hugh Lawson Shearer while attending the meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government in Grenada and delivered the following statement, on behalf of the University.

JOSEPH FREDERICK PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Joseph Frederick, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and Director of the Advanced Fertility and Research Management Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), to the rank of Professor of Reproductive Medicine, with effect from May 20, 2004.


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