Medical University denies Cabinet report that it has stopped operating in Antigua

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By – Dr. Adedayo Akande, President of the University of Health Sciences Antigua

We were informed that during a recent cabinet meeting, it was falsely stated that our institution, the University of Health Sciences Antigua, was non-operational. UHSA has been in existence since 1982, and we have never stopped instructing our students.

At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, our medical students returned to their countries, and we moved campus functions online, consistent with universities worldwide. Distance learning has since continued and is well documented on our website, with governing bodies also being aware. UHSA’s 2021 graduation ceremony was also virtually broadcasted and can be viewed online.

Our clinical students have continued their education at our partner hospitals located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. We have also established several international strategic partnerships to advance our academic programs further.

The absence of students on campus has allowed us to complete renovations in preparation for their return. During the past two years, we have renovated lecture spaces, upgraded our infrastructure to include central air, and built group study spaces to comply with accreditation standards. Renovation of our library also commenced and will be completed next month.

While we’ve modernized our campus, we have continued our community contributions, including donating a piano to Clare Hall Secondary School and library shelving and storage to The Antigua and Barbuda National Archive and The Antigua and Barbuda National Library.

Although our student-managed “Free Clinic at English Harbour” effort was paused temporarily due to the pandemic, we anticipate resuming this initiative on-campus in the coming months. This program launched in partnership with Georgetown University’s student clinic, the Hoya Clinic in Washington D.C. UHSA self-funded the clinic, which has served over 500 local patients at no cost.

As Antigua’s oldest medical university, we will continue supporting the community as we have always done throughout our 40-year history and trust that our efforts make a difference in the lives of others. As we continue to serve, our graduates not only spread the positive nature of our university but also of Antigua & Barbuda as a nation and as their second home.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. But is it true that staff were home without pay for many months? This university has had numerous issues with both its student body and its staff. The “Roman” soldier controls everything and everyone. Imagine a commader who cant control their own “Roman” soldier.

  2. As usual this dog 🐕 house government run their mouth without any facts to backup their dog shit. They don’t have any idea of what’s happening in the country they is supposed to be governing

  3. “…Antigua’s oldest medical university” is nothing to brag about when you have been long surpassed by the “young” American Univrsity of Antigua. Why is that Dr. Akande?

    • It is something to be very proud of because we are privately and locally owned with many successes. The “young American school” you refer to is owned by a multi-billion dollar Indian-based education conglomerate – Manipal Group. We are happy about their contributions. However, you’re not comparing apples to apples.

      • you started SINCE 1982. What is your response to those who would argue that you had a big headstart? Surely tuitoin was/is not for free

        • Perhaps the appropriate response is it’s a “textbook example of large corporations compared to smaller businesses.”

          • ok. all the best to you in your endeavours. Be mindful of any millstones, especially the lyzette type of millstones. Those will sink you and kill your dream faster than you can say Puerto Rico!

  4. I AM NOW WONDERING,IF SOMEONE INSIDE OF THE CABINET HAS A FRIEND WITH SOME INTERESTS IN OCCUPYING THAT PLACE.

  5. This whole thing needs some proper fact finding and investigation. There has got to be more to this story. What does our accredition commission have to say about this whole fiasco? We want the truth.

    • King Lyadd Lovell Limpy Joe is waiting for you on the Wilmoth Daniel STRIPPER POLE BUS 🚌

      No RECEIPTS from Dave yet?

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