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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 Freedom of Movement for CARICOM Nationals

This month has been one of significance and reflection for countries across the region. The month of July is the anniversary month for the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas in Trinidad and Tobago in 1973. It was signed by Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados to include the Caribbean[...]
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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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Learners want to know qualifications are accredited

Andrea Walke, Senior Management Counsellor responsible for Quality Assurance, Research and Information Technology at the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP), agreed. Acknowledging that meeting the requirements of the framework would require an investment of time and effort, she noted that it would be “learner centred and that those learners were becoming increasingly knowledgeable[...]
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Barbadians interested in acquiring knowledge

Dr. Jeanese Badenock, Lecturer at The University of the West Indies (UWI) and Chair of the Re-Accreditation and Quality Assurance committee at the Cave Hill Campus also spoke about the benefits of the Framework. “The wider population want to be assured that the qualifications in which they are investing time and money are of value[...]
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Tertiary Educational Providers seeing Benefits

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 25, 2018. Tertiary Education and training providers in Barbados, whether small or large, are being encouraged by their peers to get on board when the new qualifications framework that recognizes all forms of learning in Barbados is rolled out next year. The Barbados Qualifications and Credit Framework (BQCF) is an ambitious initiative falling[...]
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The BAC’s Plans for Expansion Revealed

In celebration of the start of a week to celebrate its 16th anniversary, the Barbados Accreditation Council joined Senator Dr. Rev. John Rogers and his congregation at St. George Parish Church in worship. In attendance were current staff, members of the Board led by  the Chairman Ann Lady Hewitt, as well as some familiar faces,[...]
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