The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) was established in October, 1987 by the University Council of Jamaica Act, 1987. It is a statutory body currently under the porfolio of the Minister of Education. The UCJ is the national Quality Assurance Agency for the tertiary education in Jamaica.

Vision Statement
The University Council of Jamaica aims to be a Centre of Excellence for quality assurance in tertiary education in the Caribbean, maintaining a system which is responsive to national and global changes while enhancing the development of a coherent Jamaican tertiary education system and the country’s human resources.
Mission Statement
The mission of the University Council of Jamaica is to increase the availability of tertiary level training in Jamaica through a robust quality assurance system that ensures excellence, transparency, integrity and adherence to standards.