New qual­i­fi­ca­tion rules for UWI next term

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

THE COVID-19 cri­sis has prompted The Univer­sity of the West Indies (UWI) to ad­just its ma­tric­u­la­tion re­quire­ments for prospec­tive stu­dents.

The move, autho­rised by the Board for Un­der­grad­u­ate Studies, is for the up­com­ing aca­demic year, 2020-2021.

In a mem­o­ran­dum is­sued to cam­pus prin­ci­pals, deans, and regis­trars on Tues­day, The UWI said that the de­ci­sion fol­lowed a “se­cret bal­lot” ex­er­cise.

Four­teen of 21 mem­bers voted to ease the en­try re­quire­ments and none op­posed.

With the re­laxed ma­tric­u­la­tion re­quire­ments, stu­dents who have passed at least two Caribbean Ad­vanced Pro­fi­ciency Ex­am­i­na­tion (CAPE) sub­jects, ei­ther at Unit 1 or Unit 2, with grades 1-4; the req­ui­site Caribbean Se­condary Ex­am­i­na­tion Cer­tifi­cate (CSEC) sub­jects; and cur­rent reg­is­tra­tion for CAPE Unit 1 or Unit 2 will be el­i­gi­ble.

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