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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Guild of students at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, are gearing up to pressure the government to reverse a decision by the Freundel Stuart administration to stop paying tuition fees for Barbados students.
"We have to rally our student body and parents of our student body, the landlords who support the student populace off campus, rally the taxi drivers who benefit from these persons, to come out and understand that these measures have serious implications for the University of the West Indies," said President of the Student Guild Damani Francis during a meeting of the Guild late Saturday.
Francis told the Barbados Nation that the measures are unacceptable and students are strongly opposed to the decision.
"We will be taking forward several initiatives. "In terms of the details and the specifics (those) will be forthcoming in the coming weeks. We will definitely see a presence of the guild's council in the public eye over the next few weeks as we vigorously campaign against this measure," he added.
The Guild president also said he would be seeking the support of colleagues at sister campuses.
"We have our sister campuses standing in solidarity with us; Mona and St Augustine as well as the Open Campus have expressed themselves as supporting Cave Hill Campus in anything it does and any measure it deems appropriate for this action".
Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Chris Sinckler in his 2013-14 budget presentation on Tuesday, said that effective 2014, Barbadian students pursuing studies at the university's three campuses will be required to pay their own tuition fees, while the government continues to fund economic costs.
Sinckler said the tuition fees range from BDS$5,625 to BDS$65,000 (One Barbados dollar = US$0.50 cents) and that the new policy would reduce the transfer to UWI by an estimated BDS$42 million a year.
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