Published On: Sat, Nov 16th, 2013

UNA renamed University of Curaçao

UoCWILLEMSTAD - The name University of the Netherlands Antilles (UNA) has been erased for good since this week. The new official name of the university is; The University of Curacao – Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez (UoC). This is visible now at the entrance of the university.

The new name was revealed in the presence of the Governor of Curacao, Mrs. Lucille George-Wout, Prime Minister, Ivar Asjes, President of Parliament, Marcoline Franco, Rector Magnificus Francis de Lanoy, families of Dr. Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez and other invited guests.

Prime Minister Asjes held a speech in which he honored the late Curacao poet Elis Juliana. He also congratulated the university but most especially Curacao for having its own college bearing its name.

 By Aruna Jhagru

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