VIDEO: Ross University School of Medicine students start to check-in
Students checking in.
Some of the 1500 students expected to commence courses at the Ross University School of Medicine now relocated in Barbados from next month have arrived on island today, Saturday, December 29, 2018.
There was a Welcome committee at the Villages of Coverley near the town centre where the students checked-in.
The students were shuttled from the airport, some in taxi vans with the Ross University School of Medicine logos, to the Check-In centre at Coverley and then from there were transported to their residences.
In her end of year update, Prime Minister Mia Mottley told Barbadians:
"One of the most significant [investments] of course is Ross University, which will bring approximately 1,500 students from January and substantial inflows of cash. These 1,500 students need transport; they need to eat, they need to interact with Barbados business; in short, they are nine-month tourists equivalent to a jump in our tourism by 10% in one year."
The university was previously located in sister island Dominica, however, the facility was destroyed by hurricane winds and rains.
Students are to begin classes at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) in Two Mile Hill when the semester commences next month.
When Loop News spoke with a member of the Project Management team for RUSM, they said that the University will release a statement or speak to the media. However up to news time such correspondence had not been sent, nor has the media day been confirmed as yet.