Four tertiary level institutions have cancelled all classes for tomorrow as a result of the flooding disaster now affecting parts of the country.
The University of the West Indies (UWI), the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of T&T (COSTAATT), the MIC Institute of Technology Centres and the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) all issued statements today announcing that all classes are cancelled for tomorrow.
UWI’s Marketing and Communications Unit sent out an email to all students advising them that due to continued adverse weather warnings and limited mobility across the country, classes for tomorrow were cancelled.
UWI also reassured students that the Division of Student Service and Development has been coordinating with the Student Guild to organise emergency relief for affected students.
COSTAATT’s vice-president of Student Affairs, Dr Camille Samuel, also issued a release announcing that all of the college’s campuses in Trinidad will be closed tomorrow. Samuel said the Tobago campus remains unaffected by floods and will be open.
The MIC Institute meanwhile said due to inclement weather and flooding disasters over the weekend, a decision was taken to close all MIC offices in Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow.
The USC’s statement meanwhile said the university is aware of the difficulties of traversing the country after the weekend’s rains and floods and is monitoring the situation.
The USC said tomorrow’s closure will give the school a chance to further assess the situation and help members of the community who are adversely affected.
The USC is also asking faculty and staff who were unaffected by the weekend’s rains and floods to lend assistance to their neighbours and communities.