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Arthur backs pay proposals


CAROL WILLIAMS

Arthur backs pay proposals

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Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur supports two proposals aimed at moving the University of the West Indies (UWI) onto a stronger financial footing.

One of them calls for students to pay upfront using loans to meet their tuition and living expenses.

Arthur rubbished the idea of the university forgiving the more than US$200 million owed by regional governments, saying the stance being taken by some administrations is both wrong and immoral.

At the same time, the noted economist told a symposium on funding the UWI held at Cave Hill yesterday that the “novel” proposals, which can go a substantial way towards shoring up the viability of the regional institution, must first be ventilated and fine-tuned before being put to work as a matter of urgent necessity. (WILLCOMM)

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