Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 05, 2016 (SKNIS): The University of the West Indies (UWI) continues to partner with the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) to assist individuals in furthering their tertiary education.
Cicely Jacobs, Programme Officer in charge of the UWI Open Campus in St. Kitts, said that the University has a Memorandum of Understanding with CFBC, as programmes are offered on a franchise basis.
“One of the programmes offered through the Mona Campus [Jamaica] is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing,” said Ms. Jacobs, while appearing on “Working for You” radio and television programme on Wednesday, October 05. “I think that programme started two years ago and it is a UWI degree but the programme is run by the CFBC. I think in recent times in order to start nursing you would need a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.”
The Programme Officer noted that Level One Programmes are also offered.
“So you may begin a programme of study from the St. Augustine Campus [Trinidad] or any of the other campuses that St. Augustine has the franchise and they offer a number of degrees [including] management studies, psychology and sociology to name a few,” she said, while noting that these are offered in the first year of the programme. “At the end of that first year, students at the CFBC may opt to continue their degree in any of the other campuses, whether it’s St. Augustine, Mona or Cave Hill or if they wish, they may come to the Open Campus if they can’t afford to travel overseas at that time.”
She stated that a franchise programme is also offered through the Cave Hill Campus [Barbados] in languages, the natural sciences and computer sciences.
Ms. Jacobs spoke to the Postgraduate Programme in Education, which has since resumed. She noted that persons are very interested in taking the programme as it is considered a very important aspect of teaching, especially in the high schools.
“There are a number of persons teaching at the secondary schools who have a degree in their subject areas but are not trained teachers,” said the Programme Officer. “And so, this is an opportunity for them to get that skill of learning how to teach because they have the knowledge certainly, but teaching is a different catch of fish put together.”
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education from UWI is duly recognized globally. Therefore, persons wishing to go overseas and pursue a career in teaching can rest assured that the Certificate in Education will be accepted, especially in places such as Canada and the United States.