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UCC BSc in Internal Auditing will fill a major gap in Accounting and Finance - Minister Williams
Kingston, Jamaica, July 27, 2022 - The BSc in Internal Auditing, a new degree programme launched by the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), will fill a major gap in the accounting and finance industry, the Minister of Education and Youth - The Hon. Fayval Williams has said.
The 4-year degree programme is endorsed by the international body of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) based in the USA, the Caribbean Directorate covering 11 Caribbean chapters, the local chapter of the IIA in Jamaica and the Internal Audit Directorate covering all government ministries and agencies in the Jamaican public sector. Internal Auditors employed by companies, perform independently of their operations, allowing the Internal Auditor to give Management and the Board of Directors an unbiased assessment of the internal control environment.
Speaking at the launch of the programme on July 20, 2022, Minister Williams congratulated the UCC for the addition of the degree to its long list of programme offerings, noting that “there is a huge need for professionals trained in the area of internal audit, that allows for separation of duties and reporting independently on matters of compliance, governance and risk management.”
UCC confers honorary doctorates on three Caribbean professionals
University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) President Professor Dennis Gayle (left) stands with (from second left) Leighton McKnight, Sandra Reid, and Godfrey Dyer as the three display certificates confirming their honorary doctorate awards presented by UCC at its graduation ceremony on Sunday.
THREE outstanding Caribbean professionals who have distinguished themselves in the fields of accounting, hospitality and tourism, and in medicine were on Sunday presented with honorary doctorates by University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) at its graduation ceremony in Kingston.
The three are Leighton McKnight, who last month retired as territory leader, PwC Jamaica; Godfrey Dyer, tourism and business titan and a distinguished governor of the Kiwanis Movement in Eastern Canada and the Caribbean; and Sandra Reid, deputy dean for clinical programmes and senior lecturer in psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad.
Leighton “Fyah” McKnight to get honorary doctorate
PHILANTHROPIST and popular man-about-town Leighton “Fyah” McKnight will boost his growing trophy chest of accolades when he receives an honorary doctorate in business administration from the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) on July 17, 2022.
McKnight, the territory leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jamaica is especially known as the man who mentors scores of children from indigent and broken homes, helping to nurture them into scholars, professionals, and all-round productive citizens.
Hon. Godfrey Dyer OJ, tourism and business titan and a Distinguished Governor (DG) of the Kiwanis Movement in Eastern Canada and the Caribbean
The Board of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has announced the award of Honorary Doctorate Awards “Honoris Causa”, to three eminent Caribbean Professionals who have distinguished themselves in the fields of accounting/finance, hospitality and tourism/business and in medicine/psychiatry.