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University of T&T signs US-Caribbean education MOU

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President of Medgar Evers Rudy Crew, President of UTT Prof. Dyer Narinesingh and UTT Chairman Professor Kenneth Julien. Credit: US Embassy of T&T

The University of Trinidad & Tobago has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Medgar Evers College of New York to establish the USA-Caribbean International Education Consortium (UCIEC).

The UCIEC is a partnership between three Caribbean universities and Medgar Evers. The other Caribbean universities included are the University of Guyana and EGC Martinique Business School. The MOU was signed in Port of Spain last Wednesday.

According to T&T Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, the consortium seeks to promote and foster academic collaborations addressing the economic and social challenges of developing countries and historically disadvantaged peoples. Garcia added that officials are working toward have more Caribbean institutions join UCIEC in the near future.

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