The University of the West Indies (UWI) will formally inform the Antigua and Barbuda government later this week that the island has been chosen as the location for the regional tertiary institution’s fourth landed campus, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced.
Caribbean News Service quoted Prime Minister Browne as saying on his privately owned radio station, that he expects to receive the official communication by tomorrow, as it moves to have the Five Islands Campus should be opened in September with at least 1,000 students.
He told radio listeners Last Friday that he had been in discussions with the UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles on the issue.
Browne said the three campus countries –Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados – which had concerns about the fourth landed campus have now been satisfied.
The Antigua and Barbuda Government has in the past said it would fund the university by a windfall tax on financial institutions and by diverting some funding to the prime minister’s scholarship programme.