On Friday The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT)awarded four (4) luminaries honorary degrees for the University’s 2021 Presentation of Graduates Ceremonies. The awardees were Mr. Ferdinand Ferreira, Mr. Dominic Kalipersad, Mr. Jones P. Madeira and Mr. Wendell Mottley. Details follow in this press release from UTT.

The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) awarded four (4) luminaries honorary degrees for the University’s 2021 Presentation of Graduates Ceremonies. The conferment was made on Friday 17th September 2021 at the official residence of Her Excellency, Ms. Paula Mae-Weekes, ORTT, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chancellor of The University of Trinidad and Tobago.

As the national University, UTT recognises the worthwhile contributions of the following individuals in the fields of Journalism and Political Activism. The four (4) outstanding honorary graduates for 2021 are:

 Mr. Ferdinand Ferreira – Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

 Mr. Dominic Kalipersad – Honorary Doctor of Letters

 Mr. Jones P. Madeira – Honorary Doctor of Letters

 Mr. Wendell Mottley – Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

The University’s 2020 honorees were officially conferred at this ceremony. Mr. Edward Hart and Mr. L. Anthony Watkins received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws respectively.

UTT’s 2021 virtual graduation exercises will see over seventeen hundred (1,700) graduands receive undergraduate and higher degrees in areas of Engineering, the Arts, Sports and Education, amongst other dynamic programme offerings. The University willalso award nine (9) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in the areas of:

 Sport Studies

 Education

 Environmental Engineering

 Entrepreneurship and Commercial Studies

 Cultural Studies

Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, ORTT, will preside over this year’s virtual Ceremonies.