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Prof Sankat to head University of Belize

Clement Sankat, former pro vice-chancellor and campus principal of The University of the West Indies at St Augustine has landed a job as the new President of the University of Belize. According to a report from Belize News 5 online dated February 17, headlined “UB taps Guyanese-Trinidadian engineer for president”, â€œThe University of Belize has a new president. He is Prof Clement Sankat, former pro vice-chancellor and campus principal of The University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago,” stated the report.

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The report stated that Sankat succeeds Alan Slusher who held the post since June of 2014 and was announced by chair of the Board of Trustees, Harrison Pilgrim, during the university’s graduation ceremonies on February 11.

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 The report quoted a statement from Sankat calling for an extension of educational services at the national university.

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 He (Sankat) says, “the role of the University must be, as a first priority, to provide much larger numbers of Belizean students from across the country an opportunity for a quality tertiary education, thereby nurturing future leaders for various professions as well as developing thinkers and providing a launch pad for creative and talented entrepreneurs.” “He believes that this cadre of youthful nation builders will propel the country’s social and economic prosperity and ensure its sustainable development,” stated the report.

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Information was provided on Sankat’s biography that he was born in Guyana and is trained as a chartered professional engineer.

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It stated that Sankat has experience teaching Engineering Graphics, Design and the Management of Innovation.

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His research expertise is in engineering applications for Food and Agriculture: post-harvest technology and the utilisation, processing and preservation of tropical agricultural commodities especially through refrigeration, drying and dehydration.

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Race for chancellor heats up Meanwhile, at UWI, the race is heating up for the position of chancellor. The Express understands that Sir George Alleyne is set to preside over his final University Council meeting on April 27 at the Cave Hill Campus. Sources disclose that there are a number of people vying for the position, some whom are “political” favourites. Robert Bermudez, chairman of Massy Holdings, Prof Cardinal Ward, a West Indian professor at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology; Prof Compton Bourne, a former UWI St Augustine principal and former president of the Caribbean Development Bank; and, Prof Elsa Leo Rhynie, a retired Jamaican professor who was a former pro-vice chancellor and chair of the UWI board for undergraduate studies are all names being circulated for the position..

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