The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), established by the University Council of Jamaica ACT in October 1987. It is a statutory body currently under the portfolio of the Minister of Education and culture. The mission of UCJ is to increase the availability of University level training in Jamaica, through accreditation of institutions, courses and programmes for recognition and acceptability. The Council is empowered to confer degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic awards and distinctions on those who have pursued courses approved by the Council at associated tertiary institutions.
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