The University of Technology, UTECH, says it’s applied to the University Council of Jamaica, UCJ, for institutional accreditation to cover all its courses.
In a media statement yesterday, UTECH says this would mean the university would no longer have to seek accreditation for individual courses.
President of UTECH, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, says the move is in response to concerns raised by students.
He says he expects teams from the UCJ to visit the University’s campuses to examine whether it’s carrying out its mandate.
Professor Vasciannie says the move will assure the public that UTECH’s courses are of international standards.
Meanwhile, Professor Vasciannie says there’s been no change to tuition fees this year except for two courses.
They’re Technical and Vocational Education and Hotel Management.
He says the Caribbean School of Nursing, based in Montego Bay, is now part of UTECH’s Western Campus.
Professor Vasciannie was addressing new enrollees to the university’s Western campus at their induction ceremony last Thursday, at the St John’s Methodist Church Hall.