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Left to right front: Niasha Stapleton, Cindy Edwards, Bernadine Dublin, Dr. Rosalind Ambrose, Dr. Joshua Owolabi, Descima Hamilton and Eslyn Thomas, Left to right back:  Kimol Davis, Dr. Bernerdette Scott, Ranell Cato, Otto Sam, Sylvia Gould

 

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines formally accepted an invitation to host Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE) annual Conference in 2020. The acceptance was made at the 16th annual CANQATE conference in, St. Georges, Grenada on Thursday 24th October 2019.

Chairman of the National Accreditation Board, Dr. Rosalind Ambrose, informed the meeting of about 200 delegates that SVG was preparing to host about 200 delegates the Caribbean, Canada and the United Kingdom. The 17th Annual Conference will be held under the theme “Higher Education: Quality Standards and the Global Market. The Chairman indicated that several sub-themes have already been identified and the call for papers would be made by the NAB shortly.

The Vincentian contingent at CANQATE 2019 was comprised of thirteen persons from various institutions. These include the SVG Community College, the Trinity Medical Sciences University, The American University of St. Vincent, the Bethel Bible College of the Caribbean (St. Vincent campus), the Saint Teresa University and the SVG School of Continuing Education. The team returned to the state on Friday 25th October.

We pleased to announce that a team from Edinburgh Napier we will be visiting St. Vincent on Thursday, 31st October, to hold an Information Session on study opportunities with Edinburgh Napier University portfolio of Global Online programmes.
 

 We presentation will take place be at the Haipoung Room, Grenadine House, Kingstown, from 6.30pm to 8pm.

 

A special invitation is extended to you to attend this meeting.

The public is advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Saint. Vincent and the Grenadines   (SVG) National Trust will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 5:00 pm at  the Secretariat, the Carnegie Building (the Old Public Library);
Be reminded that 2019 is an election year and members must be financial to participate in the electoral process; Membership dues remains at $50.00 per annum;
 
Nomination forms for members to be elected to the Board of Trustees are available at the Secretariat; and

All nominations for members to be elected to the Board of Trustees must be received by the Secretariat of the SVG National Trust no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, October 4th, 2019.

Please follow the link below to be apprised of the Canquate 2019 Conference.

https://www.canqateconference2019.org/about-gnab/

List of Registered and Accredited Institutions

The registration of ones service as a training facility is a necessary first step to accreditations. The minimum standards set by the Further and Higher Education Act of #35 of 2006 are in keeping with international best practice. This requirement is intended to provide a safeguard against unscrupulous business oriented providers.

Since the advent of the services of the NAB/AU many traditional providers of academic services have found it difficult to function in a more informed academic environment. Some have morphed other have closed. This is unfortunate given the mandate of the NAB/AU to work along with /coach where possible entities to encourage local industry. 

List of Accredited Institutions

(1) Trinity School of Medicine – Accredited by Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)

(2) St James School of Medicine - Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)

List of Registered Institutions

No

Name of institution

Date of initial registration

Status

1

Trinity School of Medicine

November 11th 2013

Reregistered  to June 2022

2

St Vincent and the Grenadine Community College

November 11th 2013

Under the reregistration process

3

All Saints University

November 11th 2013

Reregistered to

To May 2020

4

National Centre for Technological Innovation

November 11th 2013

 

5

St James School of Medicine

November 11th 2013

Reregistered to

 August 2022

6

American University of St Vincent

November 11th 2014

Reregistered to               June 2022

7

Bethel Bible College

February 26th 2015

Registered

to 2021

8

Baptist Bible College of the Caribbean

May 11th 2017

Reregistered  to        November 2019

9

MINTS  St. Vincent

May 11th 2017

Reregistered  to        November 2022

10

SVG School of Continuing Education

April  22nd 2019

Registered  to April 2022

11

Saint Teresa University

(current programmes accredited as at publication date)

September 10th 2019

Registered to March 2022

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