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UWI representatives make official visit to TCI
Published on February 17, 2016Email To Friend    Print Version

Manager for the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus British Overseas Territories (BOT) Sites, Dr Phyllis Fleming-Banks is making her first official visit to the Turks and Caicos Islands during the week of 15-19 February 2016. Fleming-Banks, who has responsibility for the Turks and Caicos Islands, as well as the other BOTs, is accompanied by a team from two of the University’s residential campuses, St Augustine (Trinidad) and Cave Hill (Barbados).

Dr Phyllis Fleming-Banks
Student recruitment officer from the UWI St Augustine, Nigel Bradshaw, deputy dean from the Faculty of Law, Alicia Elias-Roberts and lecturer Farid Youssef from the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the UWI St Augustine Campus, along with the UWI Cave Hill’s head of recruitment and marketing, Janet Caroo, are joining Fleming-Banks on a combined recruitment promotion/drive.

While in the TCI, the UWI delegation will be meeting with the premier and the minister of education, the permanent secretaries, board and other government officials. Meetings are planned with the president, staff and students of the TCI Community College, the staff and students of the various public and private schools, as well as representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Interhealth Canada, the Open Campus TCI students among others.

The visit, which is being coordinated by the TCI ministry of education, is particularly significant, as it represents the first opportunity for the UWI to showcase its programmes to prospective students and involved stakeholders in the TCI since the TCI became a full contributing territory of the UWI.
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When Are Going to Learn here in the Turks and Caicos Islands?

I read this article with much contempt, applaud the efforts of the reps from UWI, chastise the reps from the TCIG Ministry, and reach out to attendees "from Chamber of Commerce, Interhealth Canada, the Open Campus TCI students among others" for being placed in the line of repute.

The Minister of Education - nonEducation background; PS of Education - an AA degree, just recently earned from TCICC (subordinating institution); President of College - only an undergraduate degree in woodwork; Dean of School/Student - two unaccredited "doctorates", yes unaccredited doctorate.

Curious minds will ask where were these meetings for "the staff and students of the various public and private schools"? Why are we deceiving the public in these matters?

The time must now come that we must act responsibly and in open, as the outer is watching, even the little island-countries, in that we are all connected virtually and context.

All articulation agreements must be "vetted" if we are to say the education or students and future leaders are getting is of any value; and in these instances, what about the UWI? You the readers, must be the judges!

Ashamed of TCIs


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