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GATE Funding for Medical Students

Details: Published - September 04, 2015
A total of 300 medical students will be accepted at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mount Hope Campus for academic year 2015-2016 as compared to 256 in the last academic year (2014-2015). Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the St. Augustine Campus, UWI has advised that by 2016-2017, an additional 100 students will be accommodated at the Teaching Hospital in San Fernando. The decision to control the number of spaces for citizens who would be funded at regional institutions was based on the following issues, namely, the cost of studying at regional institutions; the human resources needs of the country; and the need for specialized doctors as opposed to house officers.

Karim Launches 10 Year policy for Tertiary Education and Skills Training

Details: Published - September 02, 2015
On Tuesday 1st September 2015, the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training launched a National Policy Framework entitled, “The Future of Tertiary Education and Skills Training 2015 – 2025” held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain. The ten year policy maps the comprehensive development of the sector towards the attainment of a knowledge-based economy, in keeping with national, regional and international policy directives. The Policy Framework also reviews current performance, recapping the evolution, achievements and challenges of the sector. The policy uses the following thematic areas – Governance and Management; Funding; Relevance and Responsiveness; Quality; Access and Research and Innovation. Speaking at the launch, Minister Karim said