Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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DOZENS?OF?STUDENTS staged a protest at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) yesterday because of a decision to close the main library at 6 p.m. on Fridays instead of 11 p.m.
The early closure is a cost cutting measure because of the institution’s “dire financial situation,” a press release from the university’s office of Public Information said yesterday.
However, president of the Students Guild, Odwin Trenton, who organised the protest, told the SATURDAY SUN that the university’s administrators did not bother to contact the student body and were only making assumptions that the library was not heavily utilised on weekends.
Trenton said: “We understand that they have to cut their operational cost due to financial constraints. However, we need dialogue with the university.” (ES/MM)
 
Full story in today’s SATURDAY SUN.
 

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