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UWI Open Campus Dominica to recognize 62 students

first_imgEducationLocalNewsTertiary UWI Open Campus Dominica to recognize 62 students by: – March 26, 2012 56 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, Dominica will on Thursday host a Recognition of Graduates Ceremony to formally recognize sixty-two (62) students who participated in a range of nine fields of study.Out of the sixty-two graduates, three students; Augustus Victorine, Robertine George and Jeoffrey James, will be recognized for their outstanding performance in social sciences, criminology and education in literacy studies.Augustus Victorine who received First Class Honors in the Bachelor of Science in Social Studies is this year’s Outstanding Graduate, while Robertine George has been awarded First Class Honors in the Bachelor of Education in Literacy Studies. Corporal Joeffrey James who hails from Bellevue Chopin, has been awarded a Distinction in the Certificate in Criminology program and is the Outstanding Student in Local Programmes. As such he will deliver an address at Thursday’s recognition ceremony.According to a fact sheet obtained from UWI Open Campus, Dominica’s Marketing and Outreach Officer Kimone C. Joseph, James worked as a teacher for four and a half years at the Grandbay Primary, Pichelin Primary and Giraudel Primary Schools, after which he joined the Dominica Police Force in September, 1994. James worked in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) office for 11 years, was promoted to Corporal in 2009 and served as a new recruit instructor for a six-month period. Presently, he is stationed at the St. Joseph Police Station and his goal is to rise to the rank of Gazetted Officer in the Police Force. Speaking of his experience in the UWI Open Campus, Dominica Certificate in Criminology Programme, James expressed much praise.“The Criminology programme is very good,” he says. “The various courses like forensics, communication skills and understanding crime are so crucial, and here it is that UWI is offering the full package for law officers.” Meanwhile, Robertine George who is originally from the northern community of Bense will deliver the vote of thanks at the ceremony.George began her teaching career in 1997; graduated from the Dominica State College’s Teacher’s Programme in 2005 and received the student teacher of the year award. Thus, she received the Olive Harris Scholarship from the government and used the award to attend the UWI Open Campus. She has worked at the Bense Primary School, Woodfordhill Primary School and Wesley Primary School.She is currently the teacher responsible or the special reading programme at the Massacre Primary School and her dream is to attain a PhD in Literacy Instruction. Speaking of the Literacy Studies programme at UWI, George says, “It was tough. Some courses were more so than others. Yet, I enjoyed it and I worked very hard.”The Ceremony will be presided over by the Director of Open Campus Country Sites Dr. Luz Longsworth and Director of Academic Programming and Delivery Professor Gary Hepburn will also be in attendance. The feature address will be presented by Chief Judge of the Commonwealth of Dominica High Court, Guyanese Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks, who holds an LLB (Hons.) degree from University of the West Indies (1985) and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School (1987). Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more