Member of Parliament for Chaguanas East Fazal Karim was honoured last Thursday by the Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association (CTLPA) for outstanding and dedicated service during his tenure as then Minister of Tertiary Education.
The event was hosted at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus’ Critical Thinking Institute. CTLPA is committed to affirmative action to support the development of a student-centred culture across the Caribbean.
Its membership includes personnel from colleges and universities in Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Grenada, Dominica and Jamaica. The members comprise a range of professionals in disciplines such as counselling, academic advising, sports, admissions, distance education, career guidance, and financial assistance, among others.
This year’s CTLPA workshop theme was “Service Delivery: Serving our Students”.
Karim was recognised for his service in widening and deepening student participation in tertiary education through initiatives such as the Jobs and Career Coaches, mobile learning centers, virtual welding
systems and targeted training expansion in nursing, allied health, aviation, automation, and distance education.
Karim in his feature address challenged the participants to harness the true and full potential of our students to transform our society and economy.