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Dr Leonard Shorey dies


GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Dr Leonard Shorey dies

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BARBADOS HAS LOST one of its top educators.

Dr Leonard Shorey passed away this afternoon following a brief illness.

Aged 91, Shorey, a pioneer in outreach programmes in higher education, was the former head of the Extra-Mural Department of the University of the West indies (an antecedent to the Open Campus) and a life-long educator. He was a leader and contributor to educational thought and development in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean region.

Shorey spent 23 years at the Open Campus of the University of the West Indies. At an Open Campus  ceremony to honour him two years ago, former research fellow Gerald Rose said during Shorey’s tenure as resident tutor at the UWI, the Open Campus developed and organised a series of wide-ranging programmes all of which focused attention on education, whether in formal classes, workshops, seminars or public lectures.

He is survived by his wife, four daughters and three grandsons. (GC)

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