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JSC examines boys education chances and performance

The Joint Select Committee on Human Rights, Equality and Diversity (JSCHRED), was in session today. Today’s session focussed on the performance of males in the education system.

Key areas of inquiry included:

Volcanic craters widen at Piparo

The frac­tures around the Pi­paro vol­cano are con­tin­u­ing to widen while in­creased gaseous emis­sions are be­ing record­ed by geo­sci­en­tists who are mon­i­tor­ing the vol­cano on a week­ly ba­sis.

In prepa­ra­tion for an im­pend­ing erup­tion, all State agen­cies met for a plan­ning ses­sion at the Pi­paro Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre on Thurs­day.

Meet the UWI St. Augustine’s 2019 Valedictorians

From October 24 to 26, the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) comes alive with ceremony for the Graduating Class of 2019. For each of the six ceremonies over the three days, valedictorians have been selected to deliver the farewell statements on behalf of the graduating classes. They are:

New Student Guild inducted at UWI

The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) St. Au­gus­tine Cam­pus has an­nounced its 2019/2020 Guild of Stu­dents Coun­cil.

The new coun­cil, led by pres­i­dent Justin Subero, was elect­ed by the stu­dent body in March 2019 and of­fi­cial­ly as­sumed of­fice on June 1, 2019. He suc­ceeds Dar­rion Nar­ine.

UWI St Augustine appoints first woman Campus Registrar

 The University of the West Indies (UWI) has appointed Dr Dawn Marie De Four- Gill as the new Campus Registrar and Dr Acolla Lewis-Cameron as the new Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Dr De Four-Gill is the first woman to be appointed Campus Registrar at the St. Augustine Campus.

Within the university system, the Campus Registrar is the most senior administrator on the campus, serving as Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Operating Officer and as Secretary to all campus committees.

Police probe pepper spray incident at UWI

Po­lice of­fi­cers were called in to deal with a sit­u­a­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies' St Au­gus­tine cam­pus on Wednes­day af­ter a male stu­dent pep­per sprayed a fe­male class­mate fol­low­ing an ar­gu­ment over a group project.

The fe­male stu­dent was tak­en to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex (EWM­SC) for treat­ment. She was even­tu­al­ly dis­charged.

The pep­per spray in­ci­dent oc­curred around 5 pm on Wednes­day at the cam­pus' Teach­ing and Learn­ing Com­plex (TLC).

UWI South Campus ready by September

The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies’ South Cam­pus in Debe will be open from Sep­tem­ber of this year.

This was an­nounced by UWI St Au­gus­tine Cam­pus Prin­ci­pal Bri­an Copeland at the an­nu­al UWI St Au­gus­tine Cam­pus Coun­cil Meet­ing on Tues­day.

“The cam­pus is al­most ready, you will see us open­ing our doors in Sep­tem­ber,” said Copeland.

He said while most peo­ple dri­ving along the Debe high­way would see un­fin­ished build­ings, the key struc­tures were near­ing com­ple­tion.

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