The University of the Southern Caribbean has cancelled its previously scheduled Virtual Graduation Ceremony.
Instead, it says there will be Conferral Ceremony on the 9th October, 2020 and Diplomas will be distributed to all students who have satisfied the requirements for graduation without charge, from the 12th October, 2020.
This decision comes in response to the recent public protest of some members of the 2020 graduating class.
The University says students who have made graduation fees payments can contact the Student Finance Office for their refund.
Those students from this graduating class who want to participate in the next graduation ceremony can contact the registrar’s office to register their interest before the end of this semester.
Meanwhile USC says it has commissioned research to measure the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on its stakeholders and the various aspects of our operations.
It says these studies will guide the university in making evidence based decisions in its response to this COVID-19 crisis.
It says since the outbreak of the pandemic in March this year, it has waived the registration fees for the summer, waived the application fees for this academic year, awarded $1.5 million in education assistance, provided 50% discount of the registration fees to all students registering this semester, provided discounts in specific Master degree programmes, disbursed relief assistance to students enduring financial difficulties and provided payment plans to help students comfortably continue their studies.