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Thursday, June 09, 2005 - An educational initiative undertaken by the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies has opened a new door of opportunity to undergraduates of OECS territories. Cave Hill Campus will award thirty scholarships to applicants who successfully meet the institutions entry conditions.


Senior Communications Officer of the OECS Secretariat Mr. Kendol Morgan says with some 75 percent of the student body drawn from Barbados where the university is located, recent activities are aimed at increasing the institution’s appeal to Caribbean people.

The Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies is keen to increase the attendance of students from the OECS countries, so it is making an offer to OECS countries of a number of scholarships - thirty annually for the next fiver years, for full time study towards a degree in any discipline outside of law and medicine.”


The Education Reform Unit of the OECS Secretariat is coordinating the programme which is expected to come into effect from the 2005/ 6 academic year. Mr. Morgan says the scholarships will be rationalised among the six independent states of the nine OECS territories. Anguilla, the BVI and Montserrat will not be included.

The head of the Cave Hill Campus Dr. Hilary Beckles is due to be in Dominica next week when OECS Heads of Government meet for the 41st meeting. And it’s likely he will meet with the heads to discuss the programme further. One of the interesting aspects of the programme that will be included in the award is a cricket scholarship to facilitate those with a competence in the sport who want to attain university qualifications.”

Although the scholarship awards are targeted at undergraduate study, Mr. Morgan says there are scholarship awards available for postgraduate students, particularly in the field of trade. He says this emphasis is part of a deliberate attempt to build the trade negotiating capacity of the sub region.


There are five faculties located at the Cave Hill Campus. These are in turn comprised of departments catering to specific areas of study.

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