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Students need more from states

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

Students need more from states

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REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE been chided by a student leader for not doing enough when it comes to financing higher education.

President of the President of the Guild of Students at the Cave Hill campus, Olvine Holas, spoke of the guild’s concerns on Monday during a press conference at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies.

While noting that they are thankful for the funds and other assistance being provided, Holas intimated that more could be done by CARICOM governments and encouraged them to commit more funds.

“I cannot cry out to our governments enough to understand the importance of education and higher education and education of the region’s young minds so that we can contribute meaningfully in the present and in the future to the development of our Caribbean region,” he said, adding that some of the stories from students in need were “heartbreaking” and “nerve-wrecking”. (YB)

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