The latest of these tributes has come from the University of the West Indies, which said in a release that said, “It is with deep sadness that we at The University of the West Indies, Open Campus, St Kitts & Nevis, (UWIOCSKN) learned of the passing of Dr Asyl Warner on Tuesday 17th May, 2011.”
Officials at the Open Campus described Dr. Warner, as a seasoned political scientist, with strong academic grounding and specialist education and training in, among other things, International Relations and International Public Administration.
He joined the local core of instructional staff at the UWI Centre in Basseterre in 2000. From that time up to his very sudden and sad demise, he provided excellent tutorial assistance and support to the many, many students who passed through his hands in various courses and programmes of study, said the UWI statement.
It continued, “He was punctilious about preparation whenever he met with and engaged his students; seldom if ever did he miss a scheduled session, and he always went way beyond the call of duty to impart the lessons to learners. Through his diligent guidance and support, the quality and quantity of learning was significantly enhanced. In sum, Dr Warner was an A1 tutor who will be sorely missed.”
Students constantly extolled the depth and breadth of his knowledge and understanding of the subjects he taught and, most importantly, his commitment to sharing freely and unstintingly with any who were willing to immerse in and learn from his vast storehouse of wisdom and knowledge. Dr. Warner’s classes were always lively and interactive, and he always encouraged his students to think freely, to be analytical and to own and express their personal views with honesty and full confidence.
Beyond doubt, Dr Warner’s contribution to the UWI through this Off Campus Site was a distinct asset to our output. We shall be forever grateful for the level of commitment which he always demonstrated. Beyond doubt, we shall long remain in his debt and cherish his service with grateful thanks, said UWI.
“We take comfort in the fact that he gave unstintingly of his expertise, his knowledge, time, talents and good humour to those whose lives he touched, and in so doing, left a rich legacy. We join with all those near and dear to Dr. Warner who now mourn his passing and will miss his physical presence. However, we remain confident that his spirit and his essence will remain with us forever,” continued the statement.
In honour of Dr. Asyl Warner the UWI Open Campus St. Kitts & Nevis will open a Book of Condolence at the Basseterre Site from Wednesday 18th May 2011.