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Barbados: VALUABLE OPTIONS IN HUMANITIES AND EDUCATION

ONE university Dean has argued that disciplines in the area of Humanities and Education should not be overlooked.

In fact, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus, Professor Frederick Ochieng’-Odhiambo, has suggested that these subjects are just as valuable as STEM subjects.

His comments came while speaking at Tuesday’s Faculty of Humanities and Education annual Prize-Giving Ceremony. This was held at 3Ws Pavilion, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus.

“In recent times, emphasis, perhaps too much of it, has been laid on the so-called STEM subjects, that is, on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. And this has led to the perception that subjects or disciplines taught within our Faculty are not valuable or that they are of lesser value. Nothing could be further from the truth. In all sincerity and fairness, subjects studied in our Faculty are just as valuable if not of greater value.”

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