HEA Begins the Accreditation of Learning Programmes

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has begun the process of accrediting Higher Education Institutions’ (HEIs) learning programmes.

Professor Stephen Simukanga has disclosed that 153 Programmes been submitted for accrediting, with 18 programmes completed so far.

We shall be publishing the accredited learning programmes shortly.

The Accreditation of Learning Programmes is both a status and process of external quality review used by HEIs to scrutinise higher education programmes for quality assurance and quality improvement. Thus, by accepting accreditation status, HEIs agree to uphold the quality standards set by the HEA, and also agree to periodically.

As a status, accreditation provides public notification that an institution or programme meets standards of quality set forth by the HEA.

Moreover, as a process, accreditation reflects that in achieving recognition by the Authority, the institution or programme is committed to self-study and external review by one’s peers in seeking not only to meet standards but to continuously seek ways in which to enhance the quality of higher education provided.

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By Birbal Boniface Musoba, IEC Officer

16th August, 2017

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