Hall, Kenneth O.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Campus Principal (Office of the)
Developing a national tertiary education system and the changing role of the University of the West Indies
Caribbean journal of education
Date of Publication
Advocates putting in place a framework for tertiary education in Jamaica that will ensure the continuous interaction between the needs of the society and the academic missions of the institutions. Author first discusses the necessity of change and new policy directions for Jamaican tertiary education, in light of foreseen global societal, economic, and technological developments in the 21st century. He then centres on the role of the government, stressing the need for an explicit policy statement. Deplores the segmented character of Jamaican tertiary education, with unclear allocation of responsibility, which inhibits adapting to the changes. He calls for a national university system, with an important role for UWI, whereby UWI needs to reexamine its relationships with other tertiary institutions and with governments.....