UG lecturer gets South Pacific award

Kerwin Livingstone, lecturer in the Department of Language and Cultural Studies, School of Education and Humanities, University of Guyana, Turkeyen campus, has won the gold medal for his field at the University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji.

Livingstone is a Caribbean/Pacific Islands Mobility Scheme (CARPIMS)  Scholar

Livingstone is reported in a UG press release as saying, “The Inter-Faculty Gold Medal and Monetary Prize were for the best overall results in a postgraduate diploma. There were five recipients of this award: two from the Caribbean (my friend Camille Reid from Jamaica, and I), and three from Fiji. We each gained a perfect GPA of 4.5.”

Kerwin Livingstone (right) receiving his award (UG photo)
Kerwin Livingstone (right) receiving his award (UG photo)

The release said that Livingstone received a CARPIMS scholarship in 2013 to pursue a Master of Education. The title of his thesis is “Exploring the potential of implementing e-learning practices at the University of Guyana.”

According to the release, the King of Tonga, King Tupou VI, presented the award at the recently held presentation ceremony.

The University of Guyana congratulated Livingstone on his achievement.

The CARPIMS project is designed to enable the movement of Masters and PhD students as well as higher education staff between selected Universi-ties in the Caribbean and Pacific regions as a means of building capacity.

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