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Jamaica hosts UWI budget meetings

Monday, March 05, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government of Jamaica will be hosting the annual meetings of the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) of The University of the West Indies (UWI) at the university's regional headquarters from March 6 to 7, 2018.

During these meetings, the budgets for the biennium 2018–2020 for the University's four campuses, its vice-chancellery and the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) will be reviewed and recommendations made to the grants committees.

The grants committees are then expected to review and approve the recommendations presented by the TACs and advance them to The UWI's annual business meeting of council for final approval in April 2018.

This comes in the wake of the Heads of Governments meeting in Haiti last week to discuss the strategic alignment of The UWI with regional economies and the sustainability of the university's funding model.

TACs are rotated annually across The UWI's 17 contributing countries. The Government of Jamaica last hosted the meetings in 2012 and the university welcomes its commitment as the 2018 host.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Jamaica, Ruel Reid, will be the keynote speaker at the opening session of the 2018 meetings tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6.

Participants over the two days will include permanent secretaries and senior officers from the ministries responsible for tertiary education, and finance across The UWI's 17 contributing countries; and the Ministry of Health, Jamaica.


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