The University of the West Indies, Mona, says it’s undergoing strategic transformation to position itself as a greater contributor to economic growth of the country.
Vice Chancellor of the UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, says the university will play a critical role in helping to achieve the Economic Growth Council’s targeted 5-percent growth in 4 years.
Professor Beckles says through partnerships, the UWI will be driving innovative entrepreneurship in a number of modern and traditional sectors.
Professor Beckles says the UWI has already secured a partnership with China.
He says, through that partnership with China, UWI students will be acquiring practical skills they’ll bring back to the region to drive new levels of economic activity.
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles was speaking today at a press conference at the Regional Headquarters Building at the UWI Mona campus.