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Fri. 03 October 2014

Trinidad and Tobago: Graduation ceremony!

The University of the West Indies (UWI) awarded their diplomas to the students of the 4th edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme on 20 September during a ceremony organised in the superb and prestigious building that houses the offices of the Principal of the St Augustine campus (Trinidad and Tobago).

Principal Clement Sankat paid tribute to the work done by the students who devoted almost a year to the UWI/FIFA/CIES Programme and commented: “You must immediately implement the knowledge you have just acquired. (…). I was personally involved in signing the partnership between my university and CIES, under the auspices of FIFA. And I don’t regret it… Our joint activities are very fruitful and our relationship is open and dynamic. Although there is still a lot to do, I know that we will be successful in reaching our joint objective: Healthy and dynamic sport in Trinidad & Tobago and throughout the Caribbean region.”

Neisha-Gayne McLean, who hails from Jamaica and who was the best student in the class, emphasised the strong points of the courses and thanked her classmates for everything they contributed in terms of shared knowledge and experience, along with friendship.

Finally, Charisse Bacchus ended the official part of the ceremony by explaining that the UWI/FIFA/CIES Programme had subsequently allowed her to attend the FIFA Master: “What I learned in the framework of the Programme was useful during my ten months of studies in Leicester, Milan and Neuchâtel. The FIFA Master, an International Master’s Degree in Humanities, Sport Management and Law, is the experience of a lifetime. I encourage each Programme alumnus to sign up!”

CIES thanks the UWI authorities, in particular Clement Sankat and Errol Simms, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, as well as the new team in charge of the FIFA/CIES Programme: Acolla Lewis-Cameron, head of the Management Studies Department, Sherlan Cabralis, Programme Director, and Charisse Broome, CIES coordinator in Trinidad and Tobago.