UWI-trained engineers could lose international accreditation
CBC Sunday, 26 November 2006
The Barbados Association of Professional Engineers is worried that their University of the West Indies-educated members could lose their ranking and status in the field internationally.
President Roger Blackman says the international body, which has been accrediting UWI degrees for decades, has changed its qualification requirements.
Mr. Blackman says this means the UWI’s three-year undergraduate programmes will no longer be given chartered engineering status…
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This has far-reaching implications for more than just the engineers themselves. A general loss of accreditation for Barbados engineers would cripple many Bajan companies and force them to hire outsiders.
Let’s hope something can be worked out soon, because the simple mention of this problem is enough to send some clients packing.