President of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Dr Lincoln Edwards announced the receipt of institutional accreditation status from the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), which will take effect on February 17, 2019.
At a press conference held in NCU’s Hilltop Hotel Conference room on Thursday, December 6 the president of the Northern Caribbean University declared that the university has received institutional accreditation. This achievement places NCU as the second Jamaican tertiary institution to receive accreditation after the University of the West Indies (UWI).
Gaining institutional accreditation automatically labels all programs offered by NCU as credible and worthy of being pursued by all who wish to gain a tertiary degree in the various arias.
“All the programmes that are offered at the University will be accredited and it will be recognized on the international platform for the students who attend the institution”, stated Dr. Edwards.
President Edwards went further to highlight the benefits that accreditation brings to the university body. He said, “students who earn a degree from an accredited institution are more likely to be accepted for advanced studies in other institutions and qualify them for exams that license them for practice in a certain profession.”
The NCU President expressed his gratitude to the representatives of the University Council of Jamaica and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information for guiding and supporting the preparation process in order to achieve high institutional accreditation standards that can now be celebrated.
Northern Caribbean University is a private, liberal-arts institution owned and operated by the Jamaica Union Conference and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists, and is located in Jamaica. The university also will celebrate their 100th year anniversary of existence in Mandeville, Manchester after moving from Willowdene, St. Catherine in 1919.