Thursday 3 December, 2020

USC secures seven more years of accreditation

Dr Hilary Bowman, President of the University of the Southern Caribbean

Dr Hilary Bowman, President of the University of the Southern Caribbean

The University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) has been granted another seven years of accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT); the maximum number of years that could be granted by this accrediting body.

This year, USC will be celebrating 93 years in tertiary education, a huge milestone according to President, Dr Hilary Bowman. He said that he is proud that the university was able to offer quality tertiary education to its students over the years.

“We are fortunate to be accredited by two accrediting bodies, namely: AAA, which is the Adventist Accrediting Association in Washington DC and ACTT, the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago,” he said.

“Our students are excited that USC is once again re-accredited and that we have met the high standards of ACTT,” he said.

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a challenge to the entire world and USC is no exception, but Dr Bowman said they were able to work through these challenges to ensure that students complete the second semester successfully through distant education.

The President said that despite the challenge of this new mode of teaching and learning, applications for the third semester have still been flowing in steadily. He also indicated that one of his administration’s priorities is that every student completes his university education successfully.

“We are therefore launching a student relief fund to raise at least $10 million TT to provide financial assistance to students in need,” he further stated.

Dr Bowman said that the university’s ultimate goal is to prepare students for the world of work and to uphold the core values of the university which includes love, compassion, integrity, honesty, purity and self-control.

He concluded by stating, “USC will continue to be a light to the Caribbean and beyond.”

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