Higher Education and Quality Assurance

March 26, 2019


Education An Important Catalyst for Growth (The Namibian, March 25, 2019) “[Higher Education Minister Itah] Kandjii-Murangi said accreditation in higher education is a tool used to manage the differences in education systems by setting national quality standards in conjunction with other stakeholders including the labour market and professional bodies.”

The 'Tripod' of Educational Quality (Kurdistan 24, March 21, 2019) “It is imperative for schools and universities to seek accreditation for their institutions and programs to ensure a good educational system.”

Essay Companies Try to Blackmail Students by Threatening to Expose Cheating, Watchdog Warns (The Independent [UK], March 20, 2019) “The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), which monitors standards in higher education institutions, has said that students who cheat by using “essay mills” put their careers and reputations ‘at risk.’ And some cheating students are being asked to pay even more to essay companies or risk being exposed to their institution for malpractice, Douglas Blackstock, chief executive of QAA, has said. (See also Hinds Calls on Students to Report Peers Who Use Essay-Writing Services, The Guardian, March 19, 2019.)

Don’t Dilute Quality Assurance in Education – Marshall (The Gleaner, March 13, 2019) “Dr. Phylicia Marshall, assistant chief education officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says the quality assurance services offered by tertiary institutions should not be watered down with a growing demand for practical training.”