Another batch of students graduates from USC
Close to 30 Tobago students from the Extension Campus of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), which is located at Rockley Vale in Scarborough formed part of the massive graduation exercises, held at the Tent Auditorium of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) O'Meara Campus site.
President of USC Dr. Clinton Valley pointed out in his address that the Graduation class of 2012 was one of the largest in the colourful history of the institution.
There were over 700 graduates split over two graduation ceremonies, one in the morning and one in the afternoon on Mothers' Day last Sunday.
"We are pleased at the growth of our Tobago Campus, with a present enrollment of over 230 students," reported Dr. Valley.
"We express our thanks to the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) for its financial support over the years," he declared.
Dr. Valley also paid glowing tribute to the coordinator of the Tobago Extension Campus Pastor Winston Peter for his visionary leadership.
He also announced that USC would be making a request from the government for 50 acres of lands to set up another extension campus in South Trinidad that would include residential accommodation for a trade school and a corporate learning center in collaboration with the South Energy Chamber.
In delivering the Commencement Address for the afternoon graduation ceremony, Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education Fazal Karim announcement that Dr. Valley had been appointed as member of the National Commission for Higher Education in Trinidad and Tobago was greeting with rapturous applause.
"This Commission will coordinate all events and activities within the tertiary education landscape and I look forward to his active participation," stated the Minister.
Karim also pledged his government's financial support for the rebuilding of USC's Auditorium, which was gutted by fire recently.