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No tuition fees increase at UWI come September

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 10:23 AM

Students of the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) will not face an increase in tuition fees next academic year.

This was revealed at a press conference hosted yesterday by UWI officials.

UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles, told reporters that the university’s administration has no plans to seek an increase.

Beckles explained that the administration does not intend to approach the university’s council, which governs operations at the institution, for an adjustment in fees.


UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles

He said the UWI continues to engage in activities to boost its revenues and ensure the university’s financial viability.

Tuition fees at UWI went up by six per cent this academic year.

Most students paid $275,763 for the 2016-17 academic year.

The previous school year they paid $259,901 — the same for the 2014-15 academic year.