Forty-Five Bid UWI Farewell

vlcsnap-2014-04-03-17h09m48s188Forty-five (45) students of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus said their farewells on Thursday April 3rd 2014, during a recognition ceremony at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau.

The ceremony honoured Dominican students, who have successfully completed various programmes at the region’s premier institution of higher learning and recognized a moment of silence for the mother of Dr. Francis O. Severin, who passed away yesterday, as well as former hopeful graduates, Ms. Emelda Dejean and Ms. Aisha Mark, who both passed away earlier this year.

Dr. Francis O. Severin, Director of the Open Campus Country Sites admonished the graduands to further develop themselves academically.

He went a step further and advised the scholars to share their wealth of wisdom, without using it as a means to belittle or degrade others.

Dr. Francis O. Severin, Director of the Open Campus Country Sites

Dr. Francis O. Severin, Director of the Open Campus Country Sites

“If your education causes you to disrespect others, to look down upon others, to deliquate others, to belittle others, to undermine others, then it has been completely wasted on you”, he stated.

You must treat each other respect, he said.

Ms. Helen Reid, with a degree in B.Ed. Literacy Studies was this year’s outstanding graduate.

The UWI was established in 1962 with Her Royal Highness, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone as the first Chancellor and Sir Arthur Lewis as the first Vice Chancellor.

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