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Getting to Know our Intern

Getting to Know our Intern, Shania Browne! In the summer months, when most young people would be having fun in the sun, she instead joined us at the Council! This is 18 year old Shania Browne who returned for two months as a summer intern, where she assisted the Research, Information and Communications department with Marketing,[...]
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Degrees of Deception: Don’t be Coaxed into a Hoax

Diploma mills and fake qualifications are becoming more pervasive worldwide and their methods of presenting an authentic front are even more sophisticated. Many diploma mills are supported by accreditation mills, which are organisations that tend to have no legal or academic value. Additionally, diploma mills may use terms such as ‘accredited’, ’recognised’ and ‘certified’ to[...]
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The BAC congratulates new Chief Education Officer

The BAC congratulates Dr Ramona Archer-Bradshaw on her new appointment as Chief Education Officer, and welcomes her as the newest member of the BAC’s Board Of Directors. Dr Archer-Bradshaw’s wealth of knowledge and experience in education brings immense value to the Ministry of Education– and her familiarity with post-secondary/tertiary education makes her an asset to[...]
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More Regional Collaboration

Recently, the BAC’s Executive Director, Mrs Lisa Gale, reached out to the respective Quality Assurance bodies in islands throughout the region and abroad, to strengthen ties with our regional neighbours. Like the BAC, these agencies across the Caribbean are also responsible for Quality Assurance and Enhancement in post-secondary/tertiary education and training providers in each of[...]
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The BAC Hires New Quality Assurance Officer

The Barbados Accreditation Council has a new Quality Assurance Officer. Ms Cassandra Earle-Hazell is the latest addition to the team, effective 3 May 2021. Cassandra holds a Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Organisational Management from Endicott College, Massachusetts, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Economics and Accounting from the University of[...]
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BAC Staff Receives Service Excellence Training

Recently, staff members of the BAC were trained in the essentials and best practices for Service Excellence with a workshop by the Center for Service Excellence and Competitiveness (CSEC). These two days of workshops sought to broaden the understanding of effective communication further, catering to the internal and external customer and more. The staff engaged[...]
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The Barbados Accreditation Council Welcomes New Chairman

The Barbados Accreditation Council announces the appointment of Consultant Cardiologist Dr Richard Ishmael as its new chair. Dr Ishmael, who is a Director of Cardiovascular Diagnostics Inc. and Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Inc. at Bracebridge Medical Centre, brings several decades of leadership and corporate governance experience as he takes up this new position. In 1993,[...]
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Making Use of the CARICOM Skills Certificate during the COVID-19 Pandemic

From the small business owner to major companies, re-strategizing with careful use of foresight and analysis has become paramount for maneuvering during this difficult COVID-19 period. The International Labour Organization (ILO) reported that there have been 34 million job losses in Latin America and the Caribbean. Moreover, the Inter-American Development Bank conducted over-the-phone surveys for[...]
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Adding Value with Global Recognition

The BAC continues to assure the quality of tertiary education across Barbados. Having been established as an Act of Parliament in 2004, the Board of Directors began its work in October 2005 with a singular vision to become a World-Class, dynamic quality assurance agency for education and training in Barbados. With two broad goals articulated[...]
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