Established back in October 1963, the University of Guyana (UG) the country’s premier tertiary institution is poised to finally receive accreditation from the National Accreditation Council (NAC). At least this is according to information released by the Department of Public Information.
In a report disseminated by the government agency, it was revealed that UG is moving ahead with the process of accreditation from the NAC.
This development comes on the heels of the university this year seeing its largest enrollment in history with almost 4,000 new students registered for courses in the 2019/2020 academic year.
The NAC is the locally based and globally recognised agency providing the highest quality assurance for post-secondary and tertiary education and related services, including UG.
Deborah Jack, NAC Executive Director revealed that because of the need for international recognition of qualifications, the university has been working closely with the body she heads (NAC) to ensure it is in compliance.
UG was established by an Act of Parliament in 1963 and has approval to operate in Guyana by the Government.
Recognising that Guyanese graduates venture worldwide for work, travel and academic furtherance, the university takes the full accreditation of all its programmes, seriously. “It is good for the University of Guyana to be registered with the NAC so that their qualifications can be rightly recognised by the institution that was set up to do that,” Jack said.
The NAC of Guyana was established by an Act of Parliament which mandated that all post-secondary and tertiary institutions operating in Guyana must be registered with the NAC.