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Speaker plants trees at Halfway House

Community 26 Jan, 2023 Follow News

Speaker plants trees at Halfway House

His Excellency Governor Martyn Roper recently proclaimed Saturday, 7 January 2023, University of the West Indies (UWI) Day in recognition of the institution’s 75th anniversary.

Handing the signed proclamation to Dr. Beverly Shirley, Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus in the Cayman Islands, Governor Roper remarked, “ I join nations across the Caribbean to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UWI. In recognition of the momentous occasion, we will come together and reflect upon the achievements of this important institution throughout the coming year. We thank UWI for all they do to bring their excellent courses to the people of the Cayman Islands. ”

Minister for Education, Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly stated,“ Congratulations to the  UWI on achieving its significant milestone. The university has made a sterling contribution towards developing human resources across the Caribbean region, with many of our Caymanian doctors benefitting from training at this esteemed institution. We look forward to a continued partnership as more of our students aspire towards higher education.” 

The University of the West Indies is the largest tertiary institution in the Caribbean. It has five regional and 16 open campuses, one of which is located in the Cayman Islands.

There are currently 29 Caymanian students pursuing studies at UWI.

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