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‘I apologise’


‘I apologise’

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GOVERNMENT’S EDUCATION CUTS have set the Cave Hill campus back 20 years and are nothing short of an assault on working class women.

That was the harsh criticism of UWI Cave Hill principal Sir Hilary Beckles of the cuts which have seen the campus’ roll cut by almost half in just one year due to the introduction of tuition fees.

Describing the enrolment drop as a “catastrophe” and an assault on working-class women, the veteran educator, who is about to move into the top job in the regional institution, also apologised to those who had been impacted.

“I apologise,” he told a large audience at the 2015 Student Awards Ceremony at the Roy Marshall Lecture Theatre last night.

“We have done our mightiest and our best. There is no more painful experience within an academy of learning than to be unable to see students through. We apologise because we have done our best but it has not been enough.” (SDB Media)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.