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Tertiary Education Ministry Intervenes in A bid to Resolve UWI Impasse.

by | Jan 21, 2015

Tertiary Education Minister, Fazal Karim

The Tertiary Education and Skills Training Ministry is doing its part in a bid to bring an end to the ongoing impasse at the University of the West Indies.

UWI lecturers are withholding students’ grades as a form of protest over the non-payment of outstanding arrears.

Students who carried out another demonstration at the St Augustine Campus early this morning, are complaining that the situation is adversely affecting them and putting their education in jeopardy.

In a News Power Now interview on Wednesday, Tertiary Education Minister , Fazal Karim confirmed that the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary started discussions with officials from two of the stakeholder organisations involved.

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Minister Karim said discussions have also focused on sourcing funding to address the situation.

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Meanwhile, speaking with News Power Now this morning, Vice President of the UWI Student Guild Makesi Peters said regional students in particular are not able to enter the country or access their transcripts.

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The Guild Vice President said they would continue to protest and even form human barricades to ensure that their grades are released.

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 Vice President of the UWI Student Guild Makesi Peters

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