Law graduates attend ceremony in Port of Spain

Over 100 graduates and their guests attended a Graduation Ceremony for those who studied for their Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in Trinidad and Tobago
Group picture of the graduates
The happy graduates celebrate receiving their degrees
The Graduation Ceremony provided an opportunity for students in Trinidad and Tobago to receive public recognition for their achievements and to celebrate with their families and fellow students.

A Graduation Ceremony for those who studied for their Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in Trinidad and Tobago with the University of London International Programmes took place on Sunday 23 June in Port of Spain. Over 100 graduates and their guests attended.

The Graduation Ceremony provided an opportunity for students in Trinidad and Tobago to receive public recognition for their achievements and to celebrate with their families and fellow students.

The guest of honour was the Attorney General, Senator the Honourable Anand Ramlogan. The Attorney General, himself a graduate of the University of London, provided the keynote address. Additional remarks were given by Daren Ganga, a graduate of the University of London International Programmes who gained a BSc in Law with Management in 2011.

Anand Ramlogan was appointed Trinidad and Tobago’s youngest Attorney General at age 37 in May 2010. Throughout his legal career, Ramlogan practiced in commercial and civil litigation at the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Privy Council in London. He is also a specialist in human rights and civil rights law. Ramlogan holds a law degree from the University of the West Indies, and a Masters in Corporate and Commercial Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

Daren Ganga speaking at the Graduation CeremonyDaren Ganga (pictured left) was considered one of the most successful captains of the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team during his tenure from 2004 to 2011. He captained the West Indies tour of England in 2007. Since his retirement he has set up the Daren Ganga Foundation, which aims to provide children from underprivileged families with opportunities to excel.

Professor Jonathan Kydd, Dean of the University of London International Programmes and Professor Jenny Hamilton, Director, Undergraduate Laws Programmes, presided over the event.

A short valediction speech was given by the top-performing University of London Law student Trisha Dassrath.

Other guests included Dr the Hon Roodal Moonilal, the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, the Honourable Wade Mark, the Honorable Keith Rowley and His Excellency Arthur Snell, British High Commissioner.

Professor Kydd said: “The University of London has a long history in Trinidad, and today there are more than 3,000 students here, either studying independently, or enrolled with one of five local teaching institution that are recognised by the University.”

This is the second Graduation Ceremony that the University of London International Programmes has held in Trinidad and Tobago, building on the success of the first graduation ceremony in 2011.