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UWI drop

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

UWI drop

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THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies’ Cave Hill campus today reported a 28 per cent drop in overall student registrations for 2014-2015.

Campus registrar Ken Walters put the reduction down to students and their parents having to dig deeper into their pockets to finance tuition and the tough economic times in Barbados and other Caribbean countries.

He told a news conference at the Cave Hill Campus that so far only 6 229 graduates and undergraduates were listed for 2014-2015, compared to 8 713 last year.

He said there was a 34 per cent drop in new student registrations, from 2 240 last year to 1 468 this year.

Registration is still open and especially in the case of graduate students is expected to increase, he remarked. (TY)