The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) will host its 13th Annual Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week from March 5-9, 2018, under the theme “Enhancing and Sustaining Quality in Institutions.”

The week of activities will focus on the development of higher education institutions through the provision of training and professional advice on quality assurance matters, which fulfills one of the UCJ’s core values of promoting learning and development.

Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director, the UCJ said that, “the focal point of the workshops for institutions will be to improve the quality of the self study for institutions that are pursuing programmatic and institutional accreditation.”

In addition, the week of activities include an awards ceremony that will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2018. During the ceremony, Certificates of Registration will be presented to institutions that have been granted registration from November 2017-February 2018. Certificates of Accreditation will also be presented to institutions that received accreditation/re-accreditation for programmes during the same period. The UCJ’s most recently developed academic standards will also be launched.

The UCJ will publish newspaper supplements during Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week to increase public education and awareness of its role as the National External Quality Assurance for Higher Education. These will published in the Gleaner of Monday, March 5, 2018 and the Daily Observer of Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Please contact the UCJ via email at info@ucj.org.jm or via telephone at 929-7299 for registration details.

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