The St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Accreditation Board (NAB) with support from the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) will host the 17th annual CANQATE conference from 28th to the 29th October, 2021. CANQATE is the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education. CANQATE’s annual conferences are geared towards enhancing the competencies of its members, through structured engagements. The SVG National Accreditation Board (NAB), has been a member of CANQATE over the last decade.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines was due to host the annual conference last this year. However, this was postponed as a result of the COVID pandemic. The NAB and the ACTT have collaborated to host an online version of the conference under the theme Higher Education: Quality Standards and the Global Higher Education Market in Response to Force Majeure. Pro Vice Chancellor and Chair, Board for Undergraduate Studies Vincentian Professor Justin Carl Robinson will be the featured speaker. Chairman of the National Accreditation Board Dr. Rosalind Ambrose and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Mr. Myccle Burke will address the opening session.
The respective sessions will be chaired by Director of the SVGCC Mr. Nigel Scott, Senior Education Officers Dr. Trisha-Ann Job-Moses, Dr. Idelia Ferdinand, and Mrs. Eslyn Thomas. Retired Senior Education Officer Edlena Adams and CEO of the School of Continuing Education Mrs. Sylvia Gould will serve as Rapporteurs.
The NAB wishes to encourage all Vincentians to register and participate in this conference. Information regarding registration as well as technical support for registration is available from the National Accreditation Board located in the Medix Building or by calling 451-2420.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College advises of the temporary physical closure of its Villa campus, effective 1:00 p.m. Wednesday 22nd, 2021.
The college's Villa campus therefore cannot be reached via telephone. As a result most Villa-based administrative services have moved online. Those administrative departments can be reached via the following:
The SVGCC apologises for any inconvenience caused. The institution will review this decision by Monday 27th September, 2021 and will provide a subsequent update. The divisions of Technical & Vocational Education and Nursing Education remain fully operational.
The deadline for registration is Friday August 6th, 2021.
The FFA is pleased to introduce a range of new and exciting self-paced
Postgraduate programmes, which are being offered in blended mode. This means that they are now
widely available for all professionals in the Region who wish to pursue such programmes, and which
can be done in the comfort and safety of their homes or offices. Persons no longer have to come to
Trinidad to do a Master’s degree in agriculture and food!
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) has partnered with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus – Faculty of Medical Sciences to offer Vincentians an opportunity to pursue a Masters in Nursing (MScN) locally through the SVGCC’s Division of Nursing Education (DNE).
The programme, which intends to welcome its first cohort in September 2021, targets registered general and psychiatric trained nurses who have at least five years post RN experience.
Director of the SVGCC - Nigel Scott, welcomed the new initiative by reiterating the importance of continued development of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ human capital. Scott also commented that the partnership is another indication of the UWI’s and the SVGCC’s joint commitment to providing growth opportunities for students and supporting them in their pursuit of excellence as they step into the future. The UWI’s Dr. Wendy Sealy, Programme Coordinator of the MScN programme at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus, echoed similar sentiments by expressing “such collaborations will build the capacity of the staff and students in the various organisations’ departments and serves to enhance the cross-fertilisation of knowledge, expertise and skills.”
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