The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus has been granted institutional accreditation by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), for a period of seven years, the maximum time possible. The accreditation took effect from February 1, 2012.
This is a significant development for the campus, which is now the first institution in Jamaica to secure institutional accreditation from the UCJ, as a way of validating its quality standards.
Institutional accreditation means that all its undergraduate and graduate programmes are recognized.
In its Letter of Accreditation, the UCJ congratulated the institution on this milestone, adding that it expected the University to continue strengthening by focusing on its unique regional mission and serving its students. The UCJ also asked the institution to continue engaging a broad range of internal and external stakeholders in its major planning initiatives.
In welcoming the development, Campus Principal Professor Gordon Shirley noted that the University’s accredited status assures stakeholders of its commitment to excellence.