THE UCJ ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

THE UCJ ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

“The UCJ ISO Certified – customer centred, quality assured.” The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the national External Quality Assurance Agency (EQAA) for higher education, under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, is proud to announce that it is now ISO 9001:2015 certified.  ISO is a globally recognized quality management standard. The UCJ has attained Certification for its core business processes which are:   Registration of Institutions, Accreditation of Programmes…


The UCJ supports Wolmer’s Boys’ School Career Day

The UCJ supports Wolmer’s Boys’ School Career Day

The University Council of Jamaica’s Communications team hosted a booth at the Annual Wolmer’s Boys’ School Career Day held on Friday, April 27, 2018. The event sought to provide opportunities for students (grade 9), and parents to gain knowledge on career-related issues. Visitors to the UCJ booth were provided with information on the role of the UCJ and its services.


The UCJ celebrated its 13th Annual Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week during March 2018

The UCJ celebrated its 13th Annual Quality Assurance  in Higher Education Week during March 2018

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) celebrated its 13th Annual Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week from March 5-9, 2018. The theme for the week was, “Enhancing and Sustaining Quality in Institutions.” Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director, the UCJ, explained that, “Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week, provided an opportunity for the UCJ to inform and educate our stakeholders about quality assurance issues in higher education.” She added: “A key…


Recognising Foreign Qualifications

Recognising Foreign Qualifications

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) is the National External Quality Assurance Agency (EQAA) for higher education in Jamaica. One of the UCJ’s key functions is to assure the quality of foreign credentials.   The recognition of qualifications is an important element in the cross-border consumption of higher education. As international trade in higher education services increase the demand for recognised foreign qualifications becomes paramount.  The UCJ is the single competent…


The UCJ’s 13th Annual Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week

The UCJ’s 13th Annual Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) will celebrate its 13th Annual Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week from March 5-9, 2018. The theme for the week is, “Enhancing and Sustaining Quality in Institutions.” Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director, the UCJ, explained that, “Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week, is an opportunity for the UCJ to inform and educate our stakeholders about quality assurance issues in higher education.” She added: “A…


UCJ representatives elected to CANQATE Board of Management

UCJ representatives elected to CANQATE Board of Management

Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director, the UCJ, was elected as Treasurer at the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education’s (CANQATE) 14th annual conference in Paramaribo, Suriname, from November 8-10, 2017. Mrs Lisa Henlin, Accreditation Officer, was also appointed as the Regional Representative (North). Mrs Heron and Mrs Henlin will serve on CANQATE’s Board of Management for the term 2017 to 2019. The conference, held under the theme:…


The UCJ Celebrated 30 Years of Enabling National Development Through Quality Assurance in October

The UCJ Celebrated 30 Years of Enabling National Development Through Quality Assurance in October

The University Council of Jamaica’s (UCJ) celebrated its 30th Anniversary during October 2017, under the theme,“30 Years of Enabling National Development through Quality Assurance.” The celebration is one that the UCJ will cherish for years to come as it provided a significant opportunity for the organisation to reflect on its work and achievements since its inception in 1987. On Sunday, October 8, 2017, the celebration commenced with a Thanksgiving Service…


UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from the Governor General His Excellency, The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J

UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from the Governor General His Excellency,  The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J

It is often said that an investment in education pays the best interest. For many Jamaican students, matriculation to a tertiary institution often represents a significant financial expenditure. It is therefore important that the intangible value which a course of study purports to hold, can be converted into opportunities from which students can expect to reap social and economic benefits complemented by their own human efforts. In the thirty years since its inception, the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) has made significant…


UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from the Most Honourable Andrew Micheal Holness, ON, MP, Prime Minister

UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from the Most Honourable Andrew Micheal Holness, ON, MP, Prime Minister

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) plays an integral role in the development of the education sector through the formulation and regulation of systems and guidelines that ensure international standards are upheld by tertiary Institutions. The UCJ is the standard bearer for quality assurance in tertiary education in Jamaica. Nelson Mandela said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” This is true and as Jamaicans we must embrace and accept education…


UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Senator, the Honourable Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information

UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Senator, the Honourable Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information

As The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) celebrates 30 years of Enabling National Development through Quality Assurance, I commend the Agency for its sterling work and unwavering commitment to quality. The UCJ is well-respected locally, regionally and internationally as an independent External Quality Assurance Agency (EQAA), which upholds standards and performs its role to the highest level of integrity and transparency. The UCJ has been at the forefront of assuring quality in higher education in the Caribbean,…