Parents have say on UWI fees
MANY PARENTS OF STUDENTS attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus are determined not to let tuition fees deter their children from living their dreams.
Some of them said the fees, which will be put into effect from the 2014/15 school year, should have been staggered and they still hope the decision will be reversed.
They spoke to the SUNDAY SUN after the annual UWI Parents and Partners Orientation Forum.
“I actually signed the petition protesting the fees last week,” said Marguerita Yarde.
“I have no difficulty paying the university something but I do have a difficulty paying the fees all one time.
“If your child had already started a programme, they wouldn’t have that expectation of suddenly having to pay thousands of dollars. I think the fees should be levied for the new students and phased in for the existing ones; that would be better because once you have already started, you have a legitimate expectation to finish,” she added.