UWI students awarded
MORE THAN $800 000 in scholarships, book prizes and special awards were handed out when the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies held its annual Student Awards Ceremony yesterday evening.
Among the major financiers were the UWI – which contributed about $396 000; the Central Bank of Barbados – $58 000; First Caribbean International Bank – $75 000; and Sol Caribbean – $284 000.
Pro-vice chancellor and principal of Cave Hill, Sir Hilary Beckles, told the more than 200 students, their parents, wards and friends that no university could prosper “without the generosity of its stakeholders”, including governments and the private sector.
For Barbadian students the funds took on added significance because of Government’s decision that they would have to contribute more to their education come September. (TY)