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Accreditation limbo at CMI

Published:Tuesday | August 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I have just got through reading Carolyn Cooper's article titled 'University fi stone dog - seet deh!' (Sunday Gleaner, August 24, 2014) and it has renewed my concern and worry as I might just be in that same boat rowing to nowhere!

I am a recent graduate (2013) of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) where I pursued a BSc in logistics and supply-chain management. The problem is, I know the institute has been in discussions with the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) regarding the accreditation of these newer areas of study for a few years now.

However, it is still unclear what the present situation is, and each time you seek a status update with the administrators from the institute, as well as the eloquent Dr Fritz Pinnock, who seeks to bury the issue with his rhetoric, you can never get a straight answer!

So, after Cooper's article with reference to Hydel and Mico, I'm hoping that someone could shed some light on CMI and its accreditation status with the UCJ.

M. HOLNESS