University of The Bahamas (UB)
University of The Bahamas was chartered on 10 November 2016 by an Act of Parliament of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. UB had its genesis in the College of The Bahamas which came into effect in 1974 through the amalgamation of four institutions: The Bahamas Teachers' College, San Salvador Teachers' College, C.R. Walker Technical College and the sixth form programme of the Government High School.
In February 1977, when the Rt. Hon. Lynden O. Pindling, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, officially opened the College, he foreshadowed that the institution would eventually become the University of The Bahamas: And after all of this, what will we have?
Ten years from now we will have developed the University of The Bahamas and the College of The Bahamas will have given way to the University of The Bahamas. With these words, the creation of the University was inevitable.
The University of The Bahamas will be the nation's primary resource for research & innovation and community engagement. It will meet the educational aspirations of its students and nurture their creativity. It will promote the values of learning, leadership and service.
Oakes Field CampusThe principal campus of UB is located at Oakes Field in the capital city of Nassau. Situated within two miles of the centre of Nassau, this urbanized campus covers approximately 60 acres and comprises administration and teaching facilities, student and ancillary service facilities and academic units.
Also located at the Oakes Field Campus are the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, the Department of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning and Chapter One Bookstore.
MissionThe mission of the University shall be to advance and expand access to higher education, promote academic freedom, drive national development and build character through teaching, learning, research, scholarship and service. Article 4, University of The Bahamas Act, 2016
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