Basseterre, St. Kitts (CFBC): The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) has made strides towards the accreditation process by receiving a certificate of registration from the St. Christopher and Nevis Accreditation Board, effective November 1st, 2020. This milestone underscores just the first of many steps aimed at enhancing the College’s overall academic prowess, a core initiative CFBC President Dr. Jacqueline Austin has set her sights on with great passion.
“Essentially what accreditation is about, is mapping what we do—all our systems, procedures, operations—to ensure international best practice and standards,” President Austin further articulated. She cites her concerns of ensuring that CFBC students obtain the very best support they need as a key driver behind securing accreditation, with the process asking probing questions such as, “Do our student services meet international standards?” “Are we offering the requisite counseling services?” “Do we have systems in place for students who need support, from the time of admission to the time of graduation?”
“Overall, we need some of our programs to have a complete overhaul—that’s the reality. So, when students leave the institution, they can hit the ground running. This is an opportunity for us to demonstrate as a Small Island Developing State, that we can achieve excellence, but it takes hard work, determination, and diligence if we are to remain focused on the goal.” Accreditation will compel us to honestly and transparently examine CFBC’s program quality, student learning outcomes and overall quality standards in administrative areas such as finance, technology and student records.