Executive Director of the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC), Valda Alleyne making a point on the importance of registration to educational providers, at the BAC’s Registration Workshop, held today in the conference room at the Media Resource Centre of the Ministry of Education, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael.??(Image: Tanya Lightbourne)

The Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) has reiterated the need for educational providers to register with that organisation.

This reminder was issued today as Accreditation Officer, Sharon Alleyne underscored the important role of registration to participants at a workshop hosted at the Ministry of Education, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael.??

She said: "Registration means the formal recognition of educational providers to offer training and education in Barbados.?? Its purpose is to ensure private and public educational providers, operating or seeking to operate in Barbados, comply with relevant legal requirements and that they have the basic conditions in place to operate in Barbados; for example a fire and medical certificate of compliance."

It was also stressed that the goal of the BAC’s registration process was to certify that educational providers met the Council’s registration requirements for offering post secondary or tertiary level education.

Stressing that this action protected students, who applied to educational institutions, she remarked: "The public is protected against unscrupulous and exploitative providers; and it offers registered providers a foundation for logical development towards accreditation."

Registration is a prerequisite for attaining accreditation, the next level that allows other countries or recognition bodies, regionally and internationally to learn about the quality of programmes and of the institution that provides education or training to students.


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