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Graduates ‘can grow’ into jobs


Graduates ‘can grow’ into jobs

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THE PRINCIPAL of the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has mounted a strong defence of graduates in the face of continued criticism about their work readiness.

Delivering a sharp reprimand to critics, Professor Eudine Barriteau (below) said she and others did not enter their workplaces as chief executive officers and leaders. eudine-barriteau

In fact, she said during Tuesday evening’s Students Awards Ceremony at the campus that the debate on the issue often excluded the fact that there was still need for workplace learning.

While committing the university to playing its part in preparing students, Barriteau appealed to employers, businesses and the public sector to provide students with the opportunities to learn on the job. (WILLCOMM)

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