Grenada National Accrediation Board

Ensuring Quality, Standards and Recognition for Tertiary Education


Support the effective development of the Grenadian economy by ensuring assessments of tertiary education processes and providing accreditation services through teamwork, highly committed, competent and motivated employees.


An effective and efficient customer-focused organization that is recognized as a leader in quality assurance and accreditation of tertiary institutions.

Core Values

The Grenada National Accreditation Board exemplifies standards in quality tertiary education by demonstrating personal values and efficient execution of its roles and functions. The staff therefore exemplifies this by demonstrating personal values and behaviours typical of a quality institution.

Our Mandate

The Grenada National Accreditation Board (GNAB) was established in 2014 and is duly authorised by Act No. 15 of 2011 as amended by Act No. 31 of 2014.  
GNAB is charged with responsibility for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of post-secondary and tertiary level institutions in Grenada and advising on the status of quality assurance and accreditation with respect to foreign or transnational, post-secondary and tertiary level programmes and institutions.  
GNAB also offers other services such as: 
  • Evaluation of Credentials  
  • Statements of Recognition/Verification 
  • Equivalence assessments 
  • Institution Status Research 
Post-secondary and tertiary level education and training refer to 
institutions and programmes which generally require successful completion of 
secondary level education or its equivalent, and which lead to the award of qualifications at the sub-baccalaureate, baccalaureate, and postgraduate levels. 
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GNAB’s Commitment


Staff members will always act professionally and embrace and display values of honesty, accountability, impartiality, confidentiality, integrity and trustworthiness.

The Board will endeavour to guarantee a transparent procedure for all those involved as regards time schedule, methods and content as well as making properly prepared working materials and expertise available.

As a customer oriented organization, the Board emphasizes the values of teamwork and respect for all in the timely delivery of exceptional customer service.


As a service organization, it puts particular importance on providing perfect organization and comprehensive support, not only for the client commissioning the evaluation, but also for the experts and the institution or programme under evaluation.

The Board will assist higher education institutions with customized service offerings, (including audits, workshops and further education of quality management representatives) based on the process of consultation. These especially aim at strengthening the self-controlling ability of the higher education institutions.

The Board considers the development, implementation and management of quality assurance as an integrated, holistic approach to organizational development.

Our Team


Mrs. Pauleen Finlay

Executive Director
Mrs. Pauleen Finlay is a graduate of the Manchester University, UWI and MICO College. She is the Deputy Chair for the Virtual University of Small States of the Commonwealth and a Fellow of the Manchester Alumni and MICO Education Conversation Series. Mrs. Finlay is a recipient of the Platt Prize Award and the MAC ARTHUR IRELAND AWARD for Excellence in Teacher Education.

Mr. Kevin Hagley

Quality Assurance Officer
Mr. Kevin Hagley holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management from the St. George's University. He is also a qualifed teacher, who has given 17 years of admirable service at the secondary level. He lives by the mantra: "a life lived in service to others is a life fully lived".

Ms. Celina Douglas

Administrative Secretary
Ms. Celina Douglas joined GNAB's team in November, 2020. She holds an Associates degree in Office Administration from the T. A Marryshow Community College. Ms. Douglas describes herself as self-motivated and ambitious. Her caring and jovial nature makes her a great team member.

Ms. Marsha Andrew

Accounting Clerk
Ms. Marsha Andrews is an Imani trainee and is appointed as GNAB’s Accounts Clerk. Ms. Andrews considers herself to be a hard-working individual who is diligently striving to achieve all her educational and life goals.

Ms. Dhana Lazarus

Accreditation Officer
Ms. Dhana Lazarus holds a Masters in Special and Inclusive Education from the University College London’s Institute of Education. Her purpose which also happens to be her passion is rooted in Education. She aspires to be a champion for change in the field of education through service and advocacy.

Ms. Shirleen Robertson

Research Officer
Ms. Shirleen Robertson holds a master's degree from the St. George's University in the area of Multi-sector Health Management. She joined GNAB's team in July 2019. She has served in the education sector for more than 20 years, having been a teacher for the greater part of her career. Ms. Robertson's love for nature and the outdoors, complements her adaptability, team spirit and positive attitude.