The Importance of Choosing Accredited Higher Education Institutions

January 16, 2019


Matriculants Urged to Choose Accredited Higher Education Institutions (News24 [South Africa], January 16, 2019) “Parents and Matriculants must ensure they don’t fall prey to institutions that are either not registered and accredited, or whose qualifications are not recognised,’ says Nola Payne, Head of Faculty: Information and Communications Technology at The Independent Institute of Education, South Africa’s largest private higher education institution.”

Is a College Education Worth the Cost? (The Irish Times, January 15, 2019) “Dr. Padraig Walsh is chief executive of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), which promotes and regulates quality in the further- and higher-education sectors. ‘We issue quality assurance guidelines on what the institution is expected to put in place: what a programme should consist of; how students can have an input into the various modules and be involved in the college’s governance; and how they assure the quality of their offering such as by involving external examiners, periodic evaluations and institutional reviews,’ he explains.”

Experts Weigh In on Higher Education Challenges (University World News, January 11, 2019) “A selection of experts and scholars in African higher education share their views on the key challenges and trends facing higher education in the upcoming year.”

Government’s Decision to Vet Academic Staff Is Unlawful (Exit [Albania], January 10, 2019) “A government Decision dated 26 December 2018 sets the framework for the vetting of academic staff in public universities. The Decision assigns the Quality Assurance Agency in Higher Education (AAAL) to implement the process.”

‘2019 to be Year of Quality Assurance in Higher Education’ (Ceylon Daily News [Sri Lanka], January 2, 2019) “The priority is quality assurance in higher education. There are many educational institutes including state universities and post-graduate and affiliated institutes. However, private higher education institutes function on their own way. Some have obtained the approval from the University Grants Commission (UGC). But the majority of the institutes function without obtaining proper approval.”