UWI Open Campus Donates Tablets to NFC Joinery Course
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Friday, October 9, 2020 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus presented the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados (NCF) with 10 tablets on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The tablets are to be used by participants in the NCF’s National Community Training Programme.
Earlier this year, the NCF was in the process of implementing the National Community Training Programme face-to-face in communities, but was forced to halt implementation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cognizant of its social responsibility, The UWI Open Campus, through its Alumni Office responded by acquiring tablets to assist with transitioning the programme online.
In making the presentation, Mrs Sandra Griffith-Carrington, The UWI Open Campus Alumni Officer stated that one of the lessons from the COVID-19 experience is the need to integrate technology into education and training programmes at all levels. She added that Dr Luz Longsworth, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Open Campus was delighted to partner with the NCF to assist them in strengthening the technological aspect of their training programme.
In thanking The UWI Open Campus for its generous donation, Mrs Carol Roberts-Reifer, Executive Director of the NCF noted that the donation will add significant benefits to the National Community Training Programme and said she looks forward to continuous collaboration with the Open Campus.
L-R Mr Adisa “AJA” Andwele, Mrs Carol Roberts-Reifer, CEO, National Culture Foundation accepting the tablets from Mrs Sandra Griffith-Carrington, Campus Officer of Alumni Relations while Miss Nathalie Wiltshire, Alumni Assistant, looks on.
L-R Mr Adisa “AJA” Andwele, Mrs Carol Roberts-Reifer, CEO, National Culture Foundation expressing thanks for the tablets received from Mrs Sandra Griffith-Carrington, Campus Officer of Alumni Relations while Miss Nathalie Wiltshire, Alumni Assistant, looks on.
L-R Mr Adisa “AJA” Andwele, Mrs Carol Roberts-Reifer, CEO, National Culture Foundation, Mrs Sandra Griffith-Carrington, Open Campus Officer of Alumni Relations and Miss Nathalie Wiltshire, Alumni Assistant.
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For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda, and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Asia, and Africa such as the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development, the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport.
As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked The UWI among the top 1,258 universities in world for 2019, and the 40 best universities in its Latin America Rankings for 2018. It was the only Caribbean-based University to make the prestigious lists. For more, visit www.uwi.edu.
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