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  • The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) will stage its 11th annual Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week from March 7-11 under the theme: ‘Assuring Quality in Programme Outcomes: Imperative for Graduate Effectiveness’.
  • Recently registered institutions will be issued with their certificate of registration and certificates of accreditation and recognition of their programmes at an awards ceremony at the same venue.
  • “All of the week’s activities are geared towards informing and educating stakeholders, and assisting in the development of tertiary institutions, by providing meaningful training to promote quality enhancement,” she noted further.

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) will stage its 11th annual Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week from March 7-11 under the theme: ‘Assuring Quality in Programme Outcomes: Imperative for Graduate Effectiveness’.

Speaking with JIS News, Executive Director of the UCJ, Dr. Yvonnette Marshall, said that the week’s activities will target tertiary educators, administrators and students.

On Monday, March 7, a workshop for assessors and accreditation officers will be held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre, while curriculum developers, deans, faculty programme directors/coordinators and quality assurance officers will be accommodated at a workshop at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on March 8.

A seminar for presidents, principals, board chairs, chief financial officers and bursars is scheduled for March 10 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, which will focus on assessing and improving the financial health of universities and colleges and will involve a presentation on the Composite Financial Index.

Recently registered institutions will be issued with their certificate of registration and certificates of accreditation and recognition of their programmes at an awards ceremony at the same venue.

The week’s activities will culminate with a Student’s Forum at The Mico University College from 10:00 a.m. – noon.

Dr. Marshall said at the end of the week, “it is the UCJ’s expectation that stakeholders would have gained a deeper understanding of quality assurance issues in tertiary education, and that the general public would have greater clarity on the role of the UCJ, as the National External Quality Assurance Agency for tertiary education in Jamaica.”

“All of the week’s activities are geared towards informing and educating stakeholders, and assisting in the development of tertiary institutions, by providing meaningful training to promote quality enhancement,” she noted further.