The University of the West Indies has relaxed their Undergraduate studies matriculation requirements for the 2020/ 2021 academic year.
This forms part of the University’s response to the displacement caused by COVID-19.
An internal memo states the relaxed requirements will allow students who have passed at least two CAPE subjects, either Units 1 or 2 at grades 1 to 4, who also have the requisite CSEC subjects and are currently registered for either Unit 1 or 2 to qualify as normal matriculants for the UWI.
This means that having both CAPE units will not be a strict requirement for acceptance to the University for impending school year which begins in September.
The UWI says the Board for Undergraduate Studie approved this proposal to relax the normal matriculation requirement due to COVID-19.
The votes were cast via secret ballot on May 19, 2020.
According to the memo, results were 14 out of 21 in favour of the decision, and none opposed.
And, the UWI Mona Campus today published the timetable for examination which will run from June 10 to July 3.