The sixteenth annual CANQATE conference will be held for the first time in Grenada.
CANQATE, or the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in tertiary education will take place from October 22 to 24.
This year’s theme “creating and enabling environment for the pursuit of quality tertiary education”, seeks to highlight the transformation that higher education or institutions will make on individuals.
The aims and objectives of CANQATE enable members to share information about the maintenance, evaluation, accreditation and improvement of higher education and to disseminate good practices in the field of Quality Assurance.
Shane Mc Quilkin, quality assurance officer, highlighted the importance of the upcoming conference, calling it an intellectual treat for participants. He says all facets of higher learning will the explored, including financial concerns.
Pauline Finley, Executive Director of the (GNAB) Grenada National Accreditation Board noted that the theme focuses on preparing young people for the world of work. She says it is intended to attract the transformation that higher education institutions have to make in preparing students to contribute to the economy.
She is calling for a reformation of the education sector.
She says with the advancement of technology, educators needs to arm themselves with transferable skills.
The conference will be held from October 22 to the 24 at the Raddison Beach resort, where a number of key note speakers from various tertiary institutions across the Caribbean will be present.
Registration is ongoing and the officials from the GNAB are urging tertiary institutions and organizations in Grenada to register to be a part of this experience.