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The National Accreditation Council (NAC)- Guyana is hosting its annual staff retreat at the Regency Hotel, Hadfield Street, Georgetown. The two-day retreat, which wraps up today, January 10, 2023 is being held under the theme “Bridging the Gaps of Higher Educational Institutions Operational in Guyana: A focus on Quality, Inclusivity, and Innovation in pursuit of regional and International Standards.”
According to the Ministry of Education, in a release, the aim of the retreat is to establish and sustain an integrated coherent tertiary education system that meets the critical needs for Guyana’s development; foster a good working relationship with stakeholders and the general public in adequately meeting their requests; and identify opportunities for the improvement of processes and formulate quality improvement plans to meet prescribed standards.
The National Accreditation Council of Guyana was established by an Act of Parliament Act number 12 of 2004 The National Accreditation Act. This Council according to Act 12 of 2004 is the principal body in Guyana for conducting and advising on the accreditation and recognition of educational and training institutions, providers, programmes and awards, whether foreign or national and for the promotion of the quality and standards of education and training in Guyana.
It provides quality assurance services to the Post-Secondary and Tertiary Level Institutions which include registration of institutions within and outside of Guyana, accreditation of programmes, advice on the recognition of foreign institutions of education and training and their awards and determining equivalency of programmes and qualifications following the framework established for the Caribbean Community.