Accreditation Council ensuring quality Post-Secondary Education for Guyana

DPI, Guyana, Monday, September 16, 2019

In keeping with the thrust towards improved standards in post-secondary and tertiary education in Guyana, the National Accreditation Council – Guyana (NAC-G) is ensuring that all institutions operating in Guyana are qualified to do so.

Post-secondary and tertiary level institutions interested in operating in Guyana must be registered and are encouraged to gain accreditation through the NAC-G.

Executive Director of the NAC-G, Deborah Jack, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the quality of tertiary education being offered in Guyana is crucial.

“It is important for us to be a part of that emphasis because the whole thrust of the government is to have quality education to provide the engine of growth for the economy and the country,” she said.

Tertiary and post-tertiary education prepares and trains persons who are interested in many fields of work including Engineering, Technology, Natural, Environmental, Health and Social Sciences, Education and Humanities and Business and Entrepreneurship.

Executive Director, NAC-G, Deborah Jack

With the 16th oil find announced just today in Guyana, careers and accreditation of Oil and Gas programmes are also a major focus of the NAC-G.

This emphasis, Jack said, is to ensure that students who are interested in being trained directly in the exploration and/management of the Petroleum sector are getting their money’s worth.

She explained that Guyanese students need to be on the cutting edge of education.

“If we have Guyanese graduating from educational institutions who are not properly trained to meet the needs of our society…they’re not going to be able to support the whole thrust of development of Guyana,” she added.

The National Accreditation Council (NAC) is the locally based and globally recognised agency providing the highest quality assurance for post-secondary and tertiary education and related services.

It 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.


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