Nations Incorporated, formerly Nations University, is a private tertiary education provider which evolved from School of the Nations almost two decades ago. Nations Incorporated runs a number of schools of excellence offering courses in the fields of Business, Management, Law, Education, Accounting and Technology.
Registered with the National Accreditation Council (NAC) to operate as an educational institution in Guyana, Nations Incorporated offers a wide range of qualifications, including MBA, LLB (add) LLM, MA Education,BA (Top Up) Business Administration and a number of Advanced Diplomas and Certificates from various awarding bodies, including the University of London, University of Cambridge, University of Bedfordshire, ACCA, Project Management Institute (PMI)® and the Association of Business Executives (ABE).
Nations sees education as a means of realising individual potential and a powerful force in the transformation of society.
The campus is located in the centre of Georgetown. The comfortable air-conditioned lecture and tutorial rooms are equipped with LCD projectors, televisions and whiteboards. Students have access to high speed DSL internet, the Sports Centre, Library, Student Common Room as well as onsite parking.
Nations Incorporated is a leading educational provider in Guyana offering tuition to over 2500 tertiary students. Nations is the 3th largest center for ABE of their 245 centers worldwide and has received many top paper awards over the years.
THE NATIONS FAMILY
Our team of educators bring together a host of practical experience and theoretical knowledge of each of their different areas of specialization.
REFLECTIONS ON 20 YEARS AT NATIONS
Twenty one years ago Brian was undertaking a UNICEF consultancy in West Africa. One weekend I was free and a friend took me to Lome in Togoland to see a private school operated by a young couple. That brief visit was highly significant. It proved to be the inspiration for Nations in Guyana. That visit was in April and by September of that year School of Nations opened its doors.
We would like to thank some of the pioneer families from twenty years ago who entrusted their children to our care when Nations was just a vision. To Ian and Mary McDonald, Bernie and Anita Fernandes, Mr & Mrs Hilbert Shields, the Lyes, Mr and Mrs Williams and others from twenty years ago thank you for your faith in our hopes.
From that inauspicious birth in an impoverished West African country Nations has surely come a long way.
Nations now operates a well developed pre school, primary and secondary departments & has welcomed students from 47 countries over the past two decades.
Nations is delighted to have a number of students with special needs including children with Downs Syndrome, vision and hearing difficulties and Autism fully integrated into the regular school. In addition a number of children with profound disabilities attend the Special Unit which is part of School of the Nations.
In the 5th & 6th Forms the students write the prestigious University of Cambridge IGCSE and Advanced Level examinations. Nations 6th Formers have gone on to earn Undergraduate, Masters and PhD degrees from some of the top Universities internationally. An integral part of the 6th Form experience is the service project where students work in orphanages, the special unit attached to Nations, tutor children in language or maths skills or work on the Tiger Bay project. More than 80 children from Tiger Bay come into Nations 2 or 3 times per week to benefit from tutoring in maths, English, and computer skills. This programme has operated for the past 6 years and receives funding from our neighbours, including Stanley and Michelle Mings and the New Thriving Restaurant.
Nations began its tertiary provision almost 18 years ago by offering a series of International Diplomas from the University of Cambridge. More than 450 students earned these diplomas in; ICT, Travel & Tourism, Office Management, Business and Teacher Training. Other courses have been offered by the Institute of Commercial Management in the UK, and the Association of Business Executives also in UK.
More than 45 students are now enrolled at Nations in the University of London LLB programme.
Nations formed a partnership with the Australian Institute of Business (AIB) and has now enrolled more than 400 persons onto the MBA programme that Nations offers in collaboration with AIB.
We are in the process of holding consultations with five top UK universities re other diplomas, certificates and degrees in the fields of; travel & tourism, educational leadership, oil and gas, technology subjects and policy studies. The Directors on Nations will be undertaking a two week visit to UK in late November and early December to visit 6 top UK universities to develop new partnerships and to introduce other programmes to Guyana.
The research branch of Nations, Nations Research Institute (NURI), has already undertaken consultancies with UNICEF, the World Bank, IADB and the ILO in areas such as child labour, HIV/AIDs, disability studies, literacy and early stimulation. We are delighted to welcome the former Chief Education Officer, Mr Olato Sam, to take charge of NURI.
It has therefore been a long journey from that visit to Lome in West Africa. But my wife and I have been enriched by every step taken over the past two decades and look forward eagerly to what the future has in store for the Nations family.
- Brian and Pam O'Toole