There’s growing outrage this afternoon among students sent into quarantine at the UWI, Mona campus. 

The outrage stems from what the students describe as mistreatment at the hands of the University’s Student Services administration.

Students are alleging that eight floors of a hall of residence are now under lock down after an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility.  

Among the allegations are that some students have not received proper meals in over 48-hours.

Ricardo Brooks reports.


That’s how students in quarantine are describing quarantine conditions at Irvine Hall on the Mona campus of the UWI.

The students say after coming in contact with a positive Covid-19 case on the hall, they’ve been shut away without access to proper meals. 

They say they’re essentially being told to fend for themselves. The students say the UWI’s approach is inconsiderate.

We’ve distorted their voices to protect their identities.

The students say after initially being promised three meals a day, the allotment has been cut to only lunch. Some students have been in quarantine for more than five days.

Nationwide News has obtained a copy of an email sent by the Hall’s administration advising students that due to the mushrooming quarantine numbers, the meal allotment was being further restricted. 

The students say the meal restriction means they have to spend out of pocket for delivery of warm meals.

Up to news time, neither the Office of Student Services nor the Office of the University Registrar had responded to our request for comment.

Meanwhile, President of the Mona, Guild of Students, Sujae Bowell, says the Guild is aware of the concerns of the students. 

He says the Guild has been engaging the University administration  on how best to assist the students.

The Guild President says he’s most concerned about students who are not able to afford to order food through delivery.

Sujae Boswell, President of the UWI Mona, Guild of Students. He was speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.