Low attendance at ACHEA opening
THE 13TH ANNUAL conference of the Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators (ACHEA) has fallen casualty to the tough economic times.
It opened to a sparse audience in the Roy Marshall Teaching Complex at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill last night, and master of ceremonies Christianne Walcott noted that the lack of finances had prevented several of the “regulars” from attending.
Some of the participants were said to be flying into Barbados at the time. A large contingent was expected from Jamaica.
The ACHEA conference is the annual meeting for administrators of tertiary institutions in the Caribbean where they discuss the issues facing the sector and the way forward.
The theme this year is Creating a Sustainable Lens for Higher Education: The New Urgency. (YB)