All eyes on ‘Sir’
Principal OF THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies’ Cave Hill campus, Sir Hilary Beckles, has assured new students that once the Barbados Government follows through on its commitment to clear its $150 million debt to the university, they and everyone at the institution “will go through this semester feeling much more secure”.
He was addressing a matriculation ceremony Friday evening at the Roy Marshall Teaching Complex to launch the new semester.
He told students and campus officials the debt had risen from $30 million to $150 million, but he was confident about Government’s pledge to ease Cave Hill’s financial strain.
Here, Sir Hilary (centre) giving students a pep talk after the ceremony. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)