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National needs first option

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

National needs first option

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Government should support university tuition in areas of national need only.
So said international administrator and university lecturer, Dr Chelston Brathwaite, at a Men’s Educational Support Association meeting where he gained consensus in his position that the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, was not focused enough on the needs of Barbados.
Brathwaite opened a discussion on the 2013 Budget with a contention that the issue surrounding the campus was larger than who paid for tuition.
“The debate, in my view, should not only be about user fees. I believe that we should be discussing what kind of university do we need and what kind of university we can afford,” he said Wednesday night to a group of men and few women at the St Michael School. (GA)