Vincentian educator Julian “Jules” Ferdinand has for a second consecutive year won the Best Lecturer Award 2015 at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (ALJGSB), at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.
The ALJGSB held its graduation ceremony for the 2015 graduating class in Port of Spain on Jan. 30 during which 391 graduates received their certificates having successfully completed courses at the Masters in Business Administration and Doctorate in Business Administration levels.
The ALJGSB offers programmes to participants in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname.
Local, regional, and international lecturers facilitate these courses and are assessed based on the quality of their presentations (content and delivery) and the guidance they provide to the participants.
The participants are required to evaluate the lecturers twice during the trimester. The private and confidential surveys assess the relevance of the material presented, the programme’s rigour, the facilitator’s command of the subject area, the learning outcomes, the lecturer’s delivery, and the quality and timeliness of the lecturer’s feedback.
The Best Lecturer Award is presented to the lecturer who assesses the highest average score during the academic year. Ferdinand was declared winner of the Best Lecturer Award 2015 at the graduation ceremony.
Ferdinand said he grateful to God, his family, colleagues, friends, students, and the staff at ALJGSB for the encouragement and support they provided throughout the academic year.
Ferdinand is one of two senators representing the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the parliament of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
He failed, as a first-time candidate, in his attempt to win West St. George for the NDP in the Dec. 9 general elections.