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Cave Hill still taking students


LISA KING

Cave Hill still taking students

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?UNCERTAINTY CONTINUES OVER how many new applicants and returning students will attend the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus when the term starts next month.
Yesterday, principal Sir Hilary Beckles said that following a meeting last week, it was decided to extend the deadline for applications, which had already been extended and was scheduled to close today.
They will now meet every two weeks for the next six weeks “to look at the response”.
The initial extension of the deadline from the usual end of January was decided on after the campus began seeing significantly reduced applications in the wake of Government’s announcement that students would have to pay tuition fees from this new academic year.
He said the primary focus was being placed on keeping currently enrolled students in their programmes by finding viable funding options.
Sir Hilary spoke to the WEEKEND NATION following the launch of the Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators (ACHEA) Conference being held at the campus. It was one of two events held there to deal with financing education at UWI.
The other was a Press conference held by the Guild of Undergraduates.
Guild president Damani Parris called on Government to use its leverage to insist that financial institutions provide loans at reasonable rates.

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