The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is striving to make its operations even leaner and will be closing down/consolidating a few of its campuses to cut costs.
According to a GML report, UTT will be shedding four of its 11 campuses by the end of the year – Valsayn, Chaguanas, Arima and Corinth.
Students from these campuses will be relocated to other campuses.
In the report, UTT chairman Professor Clement Imbert stated that merging campuses will save on janitorial services, security and maintenance fees.
However, Imbert did not say how many students will be affected.
He said it was unfortunate he has been put in this position, stating one has to take into consideration the financial strain the Government has been experiencing.
This latest UTT news follows the termination of 67 professors in 2018, while 199 non-academic staff were sent home in 2019.