New UWI low
Government’s plan to breathe new life into the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies by introducing measures to push back up student enrolment might be tougher than anticipated.
That’s because the projections for new students at the campus for the 2015-16 academic year are so low that officials fear the complex could resemble a ghost town at certain times of the day.
In mid-March when UWI officials examined the number of Barbadian undergraduate applicants seeking entry to the 50-year-old campus, they discovered they were facing a 37 per cent drop compared with last year and a 54.7 per cent fall-off compared with 2013.
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