An aerial view of the Caribbean Commonwealth University campus in St Andrew
The University of the Caribbean Commonwealth (UCC) has now been officially registered by the Jamaica Higher Education Commission (J-TEC) as a teaching university, effective July 2022.
In making the announcement, Professor Dennis J Gayle, President of UCC, said: “We are very pleased to have passed J-TEC’s detailed inspection and due diligence processes and to have been awarded this status. recording accordingly. the quality of education already obtained by UCC, including registration and institutional accreditation from the national accrediting body – the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ); the UK-based quality assurance body Institutional Accreditation – Accreditation Services for International Schools, Colleges and Universities; as well as recognition from the University of London and the University of Sunderland, both in the United Kingdom, and Florida International University in the United States.”
“UCC voluntarily submits to an ongoing series of assessments by qualified local and international bodies while implementing a robust internal quality assurance and improvement system, as we work diligently to ensure that our programs and our facilities meet the highest possible standards,” said Gayle.
J-TEC has been commissioned by the Cabinet of Jamaica to undertake the registration and regulation of all institutions offering higher education degrees in Jamaica. Accordingly, J-TEC undertakes the inspection and associated assessment of all aspects of an institutional establishment’s operations and qualification levels against established standards.
Registration by J-TEC indicates that an establishment has met the minimum standards to operate and deliver the programs and awards and facilitate appropriate qualifications in accordance with the application for registration.
J-TEC’s enrollment covers more than 35 degree programs offered by UCC, including several of current national interest, including undergraduate, graduate, and master’s degrees in hospitality and tourism management; executive masters in business administration and public administration; and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting, Finance, and Healthcare Management.