UWI library decision reversed
The Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies has reversed its decision to close its main library early on Fridays – a cost cutting measure that angered students.
Principal Sir Hilary Beckles announced today that with immediate effect, the library will once more be open on Fridays up to 11 p.m.
“They (students) believe that we need to review the flow of students into the library on weekends and they believe that we might have acted hastily in looking at weekend usage so we have said to the students that their information may be different from ours but we will revert. So we will re-establish the tradition and the library will open as per the norm,” Sir Hilary said.
Last Friday, dozens of students staged a protest and disputed the basis of the university’s decision that usage of the library declined on Friday nights.