SHE IS THE only woman on UWI, Mona's 'honour roll' and one of 16 persons to achieve that distinction to date.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, was on August 7 inducted into the UWI, Mona Park in honour of graduates who are or have been Heads of Government.
A plaque, bearing her name, was unveiled on the 'honour wall' during the official Induction Ceremony.
In her address, The UWI graduate and former UWI, Mona lecturer said she was humbled and honoured by the recognition.
"This campus formed an integral part of my life's journey, and my time here has contributed significantly to the success I have achieved," she told those in attendance at the ceremony. She holds a BA in Education and a post-graduate diploma in Theory and Practice of Education from UWI, Mona; and an LLB from the Hugh Wooding Law School, UWI, Cave Hill.
For his part, UWI, Mona Principal, Professor Gordon Shirley said the institution was proud to have produced "such a large number" of prime ministers, and in particular "one who was also a member of faculty". In fact, he said Kamla Persad-Bissessar "remained an ardent supporter of the University".