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Trinidad UWI lecturers advised to upload students' grades

Published:Tuesday | January 27, 2015 | 1:52 PM

The West Indies Group of University Teachers (WIGUT) is advising lecturers at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad to upload the marks of students who sat examinations last year.



Lecturers had refused to file the grades for students who sat examinations last semester in protest of the non-payment of arrears owed to them.



WIGUT met in an emergency session yesterday after Tertiary Education Minister Fazal Karim last weekend said the government would provide an estimated TT$87 million to the UWI.



According to WIGUT, the latest move would result in lecturers receiving 12 per cent of the arrears in February, and the rest on a monthly basis until May.



Students have been staging demonstrations, including blocking the gates to the university in a bid to get the lecturers to end their action.