1,700 students to be enrolled at UWI Five Islands Campus in Antigua by September



Four Officials from the UWI Five Island Campus were invited to Cabinet.

They included the Principal and Vice Chancellor Densil Williams and Registrar Hyram Forde.

UWI started out with 178 students; by September 1,700 students will be enrolled at the UWI Five Islands Campus and that number will climb to more than 2,000 by September 2024.

The Principal informed that on-campus residences are required as is an administrative complex.

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is about to acquire US$40 million  from the Saudi’s and will leverage 39 million towards the UWI Five Islands Campus expansion.

Faculty housing will also be constructed near the campus and a clinic site will be arranged on campus which will host a nurse, an ambulance and possibly a fire tender. A Nursing School that meets the high standard set by the Antigua and Barbuda Law will have its beginnings September 2022.

The UWI Five Islands will also create “The Center for Excellence for Oceanagrophy and the Blue Economy.” The Blue Economy is expected to have a significant impact on economic diversification through training of youth, taking Antigua and Barbuda to the next level. A Director is to be appointed and is expected to be in place by October 2022.

The Principal of UWI also made a presentation of the plans for an UWI Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Department; this will be a major focus of UWI Five Islands.

Comparisons between the OECS and other Caribbean countries were offered and it is clear that the OECS has to step-up; and, UWI Five Islands is intended to do just that.

A strong Business School is also needed for outstanding performance in business. UWI will provide the Business Education required in order to move the OECS forward.


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  1. How are these students funding their education, government-sponsored?
    Are there dormitories for this many students? How many of these students are Antiguan?
    More information is needed.

      • It’s not, but the public should know. Tired of potential election ploys from all sides.
        If it’s true, that’s great for the country.

    • The headlines says that 1700 students “to be” enrolled. That does not mean they have been enrolled. It is like I made a pledge to give $$$ to a cause. If I did not give of such pledges no one would know the differences. Some persons like to play with words.

  2. I thank the govt for giving me a full scholarship to attend this establishmemt. I will not disappoint!

  3. 1700 already in this the third year of existence. UPP what says you. Still focusing on five hundred homes in five hundred days. Well, we done pass that. Keep living in the past. While the dogs bark the wagon moves on.

  4. Congratulations to the GOVERNMENT, students and PROF. DOUGLAS on this accomplishment!!

    Ms. “Watered Down” mussa bex bad.

  5. Any classes at YEEP for

    Pearl “FOOTS” Quinn
    MASKSES CA-CAPA-TI-TAH dunce Pringle dead darg
    Alister “inTERllectual” Thomas
    G-R-E-A-T-F-U-L Franz DeFreitas
    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT icecream 🍦 scooper

  6. Any classes at the Lifelong Learning Unit for:

    Pearl “FOOTS” Quinn
    MASKSES CA-CAPA-TI-TAH dunce Pringle dead darg
    Alister “inTERllectual” Thomas
    G-R-E-A-T-F-U-L Franz DeFreitas
    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT icecream 🍦 scooper
    CATASTROPHIC Reforms to education by Franz

  7. All th very best to the 1,700 students at the Laboour Party instituted UWI Campus. PM Gaston Browne is truly a V-I-S-I-O-N-A-R-Y!

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