A pleasant Good Monday morning to you. This week we are sharing some scholarship opportunities with you, your staff and your significant others. You are kindly invited to PLEASE partner with the NAB/AU by assisting with the dissemination of this information. Please see the attachment for the scholarship opportunities.
As you peruse the scholarship opportunities please be advised that it is imperative that you take personal responsibility to ascertain the academic status of any institution before you begin any programme of study.
Additionally, You are invited to visit our website regularly for scholarship and other opportunities (http://www.nabsvg.gov.vc/) do have a blessed and productive week.
Scholarship Opportunity – 18 -02- 2019
Dr. Pamela Dottin Visits the Accreditation Unit/National Accreditation Board
Dr. Pamela Dottin, Quality Assurance Officer/Re-Accreditation Co-ordinator, Quality Assurance Unit of the Open Campus University of the West Indies paid a courtesy call to the Accreditation Unit, Ministry of Education / National Accreditation Board.
Dr. Dottin made the call on Monday 28th January 2019 and was accompanied by Head of the local Open Campus site, Mrs. Deborah D. P. Dalrymple, MSW Head of Site University of the West Indies.
In 2012, the Open Campus was granted Institutional Accreditation by the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) for six (6) years ending on the 17th June, 2019. Resultantly, the UWI Open Campus Accreditation status expires on 17th June 2019. Mr. Kenroy Questelles Director of the National Qualification Department in the Ministry of Education was the local observer when the site visit was conducted in Trinidad and Tobago.
Dr. Dottin’s visit was in preparation for the upcoming re-accreditation / evaluative process on 6th March 2019. Two representative of the National Accreditation Board of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be observers at the local leg of the UWI Open campus re-accreditation site visit.
Senior Education Officer in the Ministry of Education with responsibility for registration and accreditation accommodated the visit. Both parties discussed matters of mutual benefit to the regional quality assurance ethos.
A pleasant Good Monday morning to you, this is your weekly update. The Accreditation Unit will be closed to the public from 2: 30 pm on Wednesday 29th January to Thursday 31stJanuary 2019. The closure is to facilitate the preparation and execution of a discussion/meeting/workshop on UNESCO Draft Convention on Higher Education. The discussion/ meeting /workshop is being done on behalf of the Ministry of Education / National Accreditation Board.
The discussion/meeting is convened in an effort to engage stakeholders on the Draft Convention. The meeting will take place at the Kingstown Methodist Church Hall. The Accreditation Unit anxiously looks to serving you on Friday 1stFebruary 2019.
The first phase of the Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education among experts took place from December 5th – 7th at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters. There were 297 persons attending the meeting, nine of whom were from the English speaking Caribbean.
The brief for this meeting informs in part that “Globally, academic mobility is sharply on the increase with the overall population of mobile students doubling since 2002. Today more than 4 million study outside their home country and it is estimated that by 2020 around 8 million will be studying abroad. This significant growth in mobile tertiary students calls for a global regulatory framework for the recognition of higher education qualifications. This framework will reduce the obstacles faced by students, teachers and researchers outside their countries of origin”.
On the 6th December a special mid-session meeting was convened for the Latin American and Caribbean representatives as well as GRULAC. GRULAC is UNESCO based Delegations of our region. The meeting was convened to exchange views on the progress of the consultative process at the national level regarding the Latin American and Caribbean version on the Recognition of Higher Education process. The meeting pointed to the need to have policy makers engaged in moving the process forward.
An editorial Committee was elected to incorporate and reflect the agreed concerns /issues of the draft convention. The six UNESCO regions of the world each nominated two persons to sit on the editorial committee. St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Cuba were nominated to represent the Latin American and the Caribbean region on the editorial committee.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines was represented at the Global Convention by Senior Education Officer in the Ministry of Education with responsibility for Accreditation Mrs. Descima Hamilton.