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UWI Mona guild rejects six per cent increase in hall fees

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 3:27 PM

The guild of students at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has rejected the administration's decision to increase hall fees by six per cent. 

In a post on its Facebook page, the guild rejected the increase for the 2015-2016 academic year, which started last Monday. 

It explained that it rejected the proposed increase because agreed infrastructure improvements did not meet an August 23 deadline. 

The guild also claims that most of the improvement work is less than 50 per cent complete. 

It said the university's leadership, including the campus principal, registrar and head of students services, have been notified. 

The guild also says it will defend its decision on September 30, at a meeting of the Finance and General Purpose Committee. 

About 576 student flats were expected to be delivered by last month under an agreement between the UWI, Mona and the company called 138 Student Living.

The university has more than seven halls of residence, most of which charge different fees for accommodation.