UCC now also recognised by J-TEC as a teaching University

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has now​ ​been formally Registered by the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (J-TEC) as a Teaching University, the first private institution to be so registered/recognized in​ ​Jamaica, effective July 2022.

Making the announcement, Professor Dennis J. Gayle, President of the UCC said “We are​ ​very pleased to have satisfied the J-TEC’s detailed inspection and due diligence processes​ ​and to have received this registration status as a result. This adds to the recognition​ ​of higher education quality already earned by the UCC including registration and​ ​institutional accreditation from the national accreditation body - the University Council of​ ​Jamaica (UCJ); institutional accreditation from the UK-based quality assurance body - Accreditation Services for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) as well as​ ​recognition from the University of London and Sunderland University, which are both located in the UK and Florida International University in the USA.”

“The UCC voluntarily submits to a continuous series of assessments by qualified local and​ ​international bodies, while also implementing a robust internal quality assurance and enhancement system, as we work assiduously to ensure our programmes and facilities are​ ​of the highest possible standards”, President Gayle expanded.
J-TEC has been mandated by the Cabinet of Jamaica to undertake the registration &​ ​regulation of all institutions offering Tertiary Education level qualifications within Jamaica. Accordingly, J-TEC undertakes inspection and the associated assessment of all aspects of an​ ​institutional establishment’s operations and levels of qualifications against established​ ​standards. Registration by J-TEC indicates that an institution has attained the minimum​ ​standards to operate and deliver the programmes and awards and facilitate the​ ​appropriate qualifications in keeping with the application for registration.

The J- TEC registration covers over 35 degree programmes offered by the UCC including​ ​several of current national relevance including under graduate, graduate and master’s degrees in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Executive Masters degrees in Business​ ​Administration or Public Administration, and Masters of Business Administration ((MBA)​ ​in Accounting, Finance or Health Care Management.

Source: Jamaica Observer

Date Published: August 11, 2022