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Congratulations Class of 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020

Our newest UWI graduates were celebrated in ceremonies across the region from Jan 10 – 15th. The UWI Graduation season also included for the first time the Five Islands Campus in Antigua and Barbuda. Six women have made history as the first graduates  from The UWI’s newest campus which was established in 2019. They joined thousands across the regional university graduating this month in ceremonies rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The six who are all candidates from the Postgraduate Diploma in Education programme, participated in an intimate, socially distant celebration held on the campus grounds. The Honourable Gaston A. Browne, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Corporate Governance and Public Private Partnerships will be in attendance to deliver the feature address for the historic occasion.  The Honourable Aziz Fares Hadeed, CBE, Chair of The UWI Five Islands Campus Council, presided over the ceremony, substituting for Robert Bermudez, Chancellor of The UWI who conferred the degrees virtually.  In addition, His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams GCMG, KGN, KSt.J, MBBS, PhD (h.c.) the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda attended.

Already a UWI alumna, having earned her undergraduate degree at the Cave Hill Campus in 2015, Launée Richards had the distinction of being The UWI Five Islands’ first valedictorian. Jerushah Baynes, Netisha Alie-Grant, Shanique Gumbs, Marsha Lay-Jarvis and Lekiesha Mack also graduated.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Densil A. Williams noted that the weekend was a proud moment for the Campus and the wider UWI as it continues to facilitate citizens of the region to realize their potential through excellent education and training for participation in the global world.  He noted that the achievement of these women is a manifestation that the Access revolution—a key pillar of The UWI Triple A strategy which underpins the operationalisation of the Campus—is being realized.

The UWI broadcast all the ceremonies from start to finish via UWItv, via www.uwitv.orgUWItv’s channels on Flow EVO, Facebook or YouTube.

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