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The UCCI Board of Governors is serious about enhancing the student learning opportunities ...

Ms. Sheree Ebanks, Chair of the UCCI Board of Governors

Published 20th June 2014, 11:7am

The nation’s tertiary education institution, the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) plays a critical role in ensuring Caymanian’s are adequately prepared to take advantage of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Addressing the importance the UCCI has on the socio-economic wellbeing of the Cayman Islands and its citizens, Minister Rivers said, “It is through seamless access to quality, relevant, local tertiary education that Caymanians are and will be adequately prepared to take advantage of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. This accessibility and level of education will enable them to contribute to and excel in the local economy, as well as compete in the global economy.”

The UCCI Board of Governors continue its commitment to work toward a strategic alignment of the UCCI programmes, courses and services, to deliver educational programmes that provide our citizens with access to world class educational opportunities. This focus will position them to successfully participate in and contribute to both core and developing industries in the Cayman Islands economy.

“It is essential that we provide our students with the educational opportunities that are robust and relevant to our society in order for them to participate positively in our communities. The UCCI Board of Governors is serious about enhancing the student learning opportunities while ensuring that the Cayman Islands receives the best return on their investment. While re-engineering the UCCI, the Board is also tasked with delivering a long term strategic plan which will meet the needs of the country,” said Ms. Sheree Ebanks, Chair of the UCCI Board of Governors.

Under the new leadership of Ms. Ebanks, a number of board sub-committees were created and charged with the responsibility of assessing and making recommendations that will lead to the re-engineering of the UCCI to ensure that it is positioned to:

a) Adhere to high standards of governance and management, while ensuring that UCCI, in its unique role as our national tertiary institution, contributes to realizing the National Vision for Tertiary Education in the Cayman Islands.

b) Deliver internationally recognised educational programmes that will position citizens to successfully participate in, and contribute to, the core and developing industries in the Cayman Islands.

c) Deliver programmes that meet the social and economic needs of the country and its workforce, and engage the support of the private sector.

d) Make education accessible through enhanced use of technology, facilities, scheduling and special needs accommodation.

e) Ensure the financial stability and long term viability of the UCCI.

The Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs and the University College of the Cayman Islands will continue to work together to provide educational experiences essential for our citizens to contribute to the socio-economic development of our country.