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Nigel Scott

Nigel Scott delivers a post-election acceptance speech at ACTI Annual General Meeting on Feb. 23.

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Vincentian Nigel Scott, director of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, was elected as President of the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions (ACTI), at their annual meeting on Feb. 23.

The other members of the executive are First Vice President, Duranda Greene-president of Bermuda College; Second Vice President, Henderson Thompson, director of the Barbados Vocational Training Board, Treasurer, Philmore Mc Carthy, principal of Excelsior Community College, Jamaica.

The executive’s term will run for three years.

The ACTI was incorporated in November 1990. It was established after a series of discussions among Caribbean tertiary institutions during the late 1980s.

Sir Alister McIntyre, then-vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), became acutely aware of certain problems faced by most tertiary institutions within the region at the time and urged the need for a mechanism designed to assist in the strengthening of Tertiary Level Institutions (TLI’s) and to effect better articulation between their programme offerings and those of the UWI.

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Today, ACTI’s membership spans some 21 countries in the region from Bermuda to Guyana and Suriname. Member institutions include the University of the West Indies, University of Guyana, University of Technology, Jamaica, University of Trinidad and Tobago, St. Georges University as well most of the state and community colleges in the region and the teacher training colleges and technology institutes like Erdiston Teachers College and Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology.