UTech, Ja. President Hands Over UCJ Certificates of Accreditation to Faculties

Proud Milestone Moment: President, Deans and Academic Managers bask in the happy moment. (L-R) Professor Paul Golding, Dean, College of Business and Management, Mrs Mercedes Deane, University Registrar, Dr. Rohan Lewis, Dean, FELS, Prof. Colin Gyles, Deputy President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President, Dr. Janet Campbell-Shelly, Dean, COHS, Mr Alfred McPherson, Dean, FoL, Dr. Garfield Young, Dean, FOBE, Prof. Nilza Aples, Dean, FENC and Dr. Winsome Russell, Associate Vice President, Academic Management.


President, University of Technology, Jamaica, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD yesterday, Thursday, November 2, 2017 hosted a special handing over ceremony to mark the grant of accreditation for seven programmes of study at the University by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ).

At the ceremony, which was held at the University’s new Shared Facilities Complex on the Papine Campus, Professor Vasciannie, handed over certificates of accreditation to the Deans of four Faculties/Colleges.

The Dean of the Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies, Dr Rohan Lewis, received certificates for three programmes within his Faculty, namely, the Bachelor of Education with specializations in Business and Computer Studies and Industrial Technology, the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Technology, and the Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management.

The Dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment, Dr Garfield Young, took certificates for the Master of Architecture and the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies, while the Dean of the College of Health Sciences accepted the certificate of accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development.

  Law Faculty

The University President also presented the certification for the Faculty of Law’s LL.B programme to Dean of Law Alfred McPherson.  In respect of law, Vasciannie noted that, now that the law programme has been accredited, the Minister of Education has embarked upon an effort to ensure equitable treatment for UTech law graduates who seek access to the legal profession.  “This is a good first step, but we must continue the fight to ensure fairness,” Vasciannie suggested.

In his comments at the ceremony, President Vasciannie also noted that the University was in the midst of an effort to gain institutional accreditation which would put “the stamp of quality” on the range of courses offered. 

For the President, “accreditation benefits the students of the University most of all”.  We shall redouble our efforts to achieve institutional accreditation for the University’s benefit and for that of the wider society,” he concluded.

President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie (left) presents UCJ Accreditation certificates to Deans (from left) Dr. Garfield Young, Dean, Faculty of The Built Environment, Dr. Rohan Lewis, Dean, Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies, Dr. Janet Campbell-Shelly, Dean, College of Health Sciences and Mr. Alfred McPherson, Dean, Faculty of Law.



Michelle Beckford (Mrs.)
Corporate Communications Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
Telephone: 970-5299
Email: mbeckford@utech.edu.jm