The gathering will bring together, Permanent Secretaries and senior officers from the Ministries responsible for tertiary education of the sixteen contributing countries and the Ministries of Finance of the Campus Countries (Barbados, Jamaica & Trinidad and Tobago).
This is the second time that the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is hosting the annual meetings of the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) to the Grants Committees of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The discussions will take place at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, February 13-14, 2014.
While in St. Kitts the Committees will review the Biennial Budgets for the period 2014/2015 & 2015/2016 of the four Campuses of the UWI (Cave Hill, Mona, Open Campus and St. Augustine), the University Centre and the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).
The meetings will commence with an Opening Session on Thursday, 13th February at which time the Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis, Dr. Denzil Douglas, will deliver the keynote address, and the Minister of Education & Information, Nigel Carty, will deliver remarks.
The Senior Executive Management team of the UWI including the Vice-Chancellor, Bursars, University Registrar, Principals, Pro Vice-Chancellors, the UHWI Medical Chief of staff and CEO, will also be in attendance.
The venue for the meetings is rotated annually, and since 1999, fourteen of the sixteen contributing countries have hosted these meetings. The University has indicated that it is pleased that the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis has agreed to host the meetings for a second time, and appreciates the role of the Ministry of Education and Information, in collaboration with the Open Campus, in making arrangements this year.