Tertiary Unit

The Tertiary Unit has as its responsibility the supervision of the tertiary educational institutions. These institutions provide higher level technical, professional and managerial skills that the country needs for national development The unit ensures that it is offered in an efficient, world-class, and cost-effective manner so that the manpower needs of the country are met and there are enough programmes for individuals to access life long learning. The unit provides guidance, scholarships and boarding grants to those who want to access tertiary education. It also administers a Teacher Exchange Programmes, helps to appoint staff to tertiary institutions and manages the budget of all public tertiary institutions.


For further information please contact the:

Assistant Chief Education Officer

Tertiary Unit

Ministry of Education

2 National Heroes Circle

Kingston 4

Tel: 876-612-6046


Fax: 876-948-5767