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CLASSES RESUME AT UWI

Classes at the UWI, Mona Campus will resume on Monday, September 20, 2004. Registration activities will also resume at that time.

Faculty and all other members of staff are required to report to work on Friday, September 17. All staff are invited to attend a meeting on Friday at nine o’clock at the Undercroft of the Senate Building to receive an update from the Principal on recent developments and plans for the operation of the Campus.

Staff are advised that they should bring their own drinking water until the supply from the National Water Commission returns to normal.

MONA CAMPUS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The UWI Mona Campus is now closed and will remain closed until further notice as the Campus has no water. Members of staff who need to come in to work will be advised by their Heads of Department.

Students who reside on campus should not return to the Halls of Residence until advised to do so.

CAMPUS TO CLOSE DUE TO HURRICANE THREAT

Owing to the threat posed by Hurricane Ivan, all classes, registration and other academic-related activities at the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies will be suspended on Thursday and Friday, September 9 and 10, 2004, and until further notice.

Business activities will also be suspended. However, members of staff should report to work on Thursday to ensure that their departments are secured.

Commercialization of Higher Education Institutions a Concern

“There is universal concern for the increasing commercialization of institutions of higher education.” This is the view of Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir George Alleyne expressed in his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 7th Mona Academic Conference on Friday (August 27) at the UWI, Mona campus. The conference itself is being held at the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Social Sciences August 28-29 under the theme RevisitingTertiary & Higher Education Policy in Jamaica: Towards Personal Gain or Public Good?

UWI & PCJ COLLABORATE TO DELIVER - ALTERNATIVE ENERGY COURSE

As the region braces to deal with rising oil prices and depleting resources, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has developed an intensive Certificate course in Alternative Energy, aimed at equipping qualified persons with the technical skills required to ensure better energy management and develop new energy sources and technologies. Core financial support for the course is being provided by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), which will also fund ten scholarships per year for a five year period.

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.


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