Principal of the University of the West Indies, Professor Brian Copeland, has revealed that UWI has been doing all in its power to engage with those students in St Vincent and the Grenadines, who have been affected by the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano.
Speaking with IzzSo Media, Copeland said the first order of business was to find out who and how many are affected.
He said “I have been advised that there are 111 St Augustine students in SVG and Deans and Heads have started the process of communicating with these students, to, first of all, determine their state of safety and well being and then to look at what arrangements are needed to minimise disruption to their academic programmes.”
“We proposed to these Deans and Heads that, for example, deadlines be extended for assignments and deferral of exams to. Some lecturers have already taken the initiative to make the appropriate changes at the course level,” he said.
Copeland added that “Having started the ground work, we are now looking at coordinating all of these arrangements at the Campus level to ensure that the student records are properly updated and not at all compromised by this crisis. The Deputy Principal is in charge of this activity and will report to Campus Executives.”