134 students graduate at UWI Open Campus

Students who received certificates at the ceremony.

ANGUILLA–On Tuesday, July 25, 134 students of University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus in Anguilla received their course completion certificates. Minister of Education Cora Richardson Hodge, in her congratulatory remarks, commended the students for making the choice to take themselves to the next level of excellence. She reminded the graduates that job performance is a self-portrait of the person doing the job, and challenged them to autograph theirs with excellence. Dr. Phyllis Fleming-Banks, Manager of UWI Open Campus for the Overseas Territories welcomed Chief Minister Victor Banks, Minister of Education Cora Richardson-Hodge, Permanent Secretary of Education Bonnie Richardson-Lake, and family and friends of the134 students to UWI’s 2017 Continuing and Professional Education Presentation Ceremony.

  During her welcoming remarks, Phyllis Fleming-Banks highlighted the continuing growth and success of UWI’s open campus approach. The concept which started in 1948, was designed to reach the educational needs of non-campus locations throughout the region. Today, there are open campus locations in 17 countries across the Caribbean, offering a wide variety of teaching and learning services. Now called Campus of the Future, it offers a unique approach to enhancing the students’ experience in professional education, undergraduate, post graduate, and all forms of continuing study programmes through distance, blended, on-line and face-to-face platforms.

 Induction of Executive Members of the Anguilla Chapter of the UWI Open Campus Guild of Students


One hundred and thirty-four students received their professional Education Certificates in nine diverse areas: Community Policing, Advanced Supervisory Management, Conversational Spanish, Introduction to Counselling, Finance for Non-Finance Managers, Law for Human Resource Practitioners, Foundation Maths 1 and 2, and Developing Understanding of Key Topics in Primary Mathematics. A spokesperson of each course took a few minutes to express the highlights of his or her learning experience and to express their gratitude to their employers and family for the support during the challenging semester.  

  Eight new members of Anguilla Chapter of the UWI Open Campus Guild of Students were also inducted during the ceremony.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/68010-134-students-graduate-at-uwi-open-campus