To suggest otherwise is to be overly critical and to highlight the efforts of governments, university officials and alumni who have contributed to this process. But in the midst of these efforts, university officials admit that the numbers of the OECS (Organization of Eastern Caribbean States), registrants continue to decline. More and more students from the region are looking to programs in foreign universities, even with own funds and more expensive. Why is that? The answer may lie in the fact that college has been able to adapt to climate change. The current economic climate requires tertiary institutions in the region quickly learn to provide a broad base of qualified professionals.
This is believed to be launched the region's potential to compete with the mega trade blocs that have emerged in recent times. This requires that our institutions of learning to facilitate wider dissemination and facilitate access to education for the population of the region. Developed countries have used distance learning programs online to achieve this goal. Indeed, one of the shortcomings of the weight of the UWI is that while the major universities around the world have successfully established online learning programs in good standing ", UWI is still trying to play catch up." The absence of an effective learning program that facilitates widespread and cost effective access to tertiary education, says it all. In the context of our geography, is indicative of the inability of the University to the appropriate position for loslas meet the needs of people and countries of the region. Who can say that UWI strategies and timing are not consistent with the demonstrated needs of its people? The real question is what role should play in preparing the region for UWI CSME.
Is there a defined role or a specific aspect that should take responsibility? " The question whether the UWI is doing enough or what they should do the will to remain a subject of debate. What is indisputable is that the UWI can and must do more to prepare the region for the challenges of the CSME. Eldonna Lendore is a business strategist, consultant of Commerce and Corporation Counsel. Its combination of Business Law and emphasize its uniqueness as a consultant to small businesses in today's business environment. She has helped many small businesses declining to address weaknesses in their operations, improve their products, be willing to export and convert their losses into profits. She holds a special interest in helping small businesses and prospective entrepreneurs better understand the global trade issues and make better business. She is the CEO and publisher of explosion, an ezine that provides advice to small entrepreneurs. She is the co-founder of blog, which deals with issues affecting people and businesses in the Market and Economy Caribbean Asnicar (CSME).