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March 14, 2018


CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) International QA in the News provides the latest briefings, articles, reports, op-eds and reviews about quality assurance around the world. CHEA/CIQG will be publishing this update as needed to keep you informed about important issues that have an effect on quality assurance and its practitioners.

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Ministry Names Licensed Educational Institutions in UAE (The Gulf Today, March 11, 2018) “The Ministry of Education has issued a list of the 71 licensed higher educational institutions in the UAE, warning students not to enroll in the non-accredited institutions in order to guarantee their interest and safety of the programmes that they study.”

Five Universities Lose Engineering Accreditation (University World News, March 9, 2018) “Five universities [in Kenya] lost their status as engineering institutions, meaning that students studying towards qualifications from these institutions will not be recognised by the board. In addition, institutions teaching engineering courses without accreditation face the prospect of criminal action.”

Over 1,800 Colleges in State Steer Clear of NAAC Grading (Times of India, March 9, 2018) “Funds to spend in the accreditation process, faulty government policies and changed rules have made 60% colleges and institutes in Maharashtra stay away from the mandatory grading offered by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.”

Technical Colleges Offer Accredited Courses (Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, March 8, 2018) “The Fiji Higher Education Commission has given its assurance that courses offered by the technical colleges are accredited as National Qualifications on the Fiji Qualifications framework.”

How to Insure Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Gambia? (UNESCO Media Services, March 7, 2018) “In Africa, the main challenges for the development of higher education are funding and technical expertise to conduct quality assurance activities for the evaluation, accreditation and recognition of higher education programmes and institutions.”

Tertiary Institutions Offering New and in-Demand Courses – Senator Reid (Jamaica Information Service, March 7, 2018) “Some of our local institutions have been improving their quality and are seeking to upgrade their status to degree-granting entities through the attainment of chartered status,’ [Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid] said.”

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