UWI numbers in two weeks
IN TWO WEEKS the full impact of Government’s tuition fee policy at the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be known.
Minister of Education Ronald Jones conceded yesterday that the numbers of students who have registered so far are somewhat down, but given the late registration that takes place, the full facts wouldn’t be known until then.
Speaking during a pause on the tour at one of the 14 primary and nursery schools which were repaired during the summer holiday yesterday, Jones said two to three days ago the numbers registering were out by about 400, but they were steadily increasing.
“Around this time it is about 5 000. We are approaching those numbers. We are a bit out at what they would expect at this time because there is also what they refer to as late registration, and one gets that. But at this time the numbers are rising to reach the 5 000 that they would normally expect to be registered,” said Jones.