Qualifications Authority and the Future of Diploma Category in New Zealand

October 7, 2019


Qualifications Authority Considers Axing Entire Diploma Category (RNZ, October 1, 2019) “The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is considering the future of level 7 diplomas, one-year qualifications that sit at the same level of the Qualifications Framework as a bachelor's degree. Consultation papers highlighted problems associated with the rapid proliferation of the diplomas as a qualification favoured by foreign students.”

Liberia: College Operates for 3 Years without Accreditation in G/Bassa (Front Page Africa, October 1, 2019) “The Chief Executive officer of Vision College in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County has responded to inquiry by FrontPage Africa, confirming that his institution is operating without an accreditation from the National Commission of Higher Education.”

Kosovo Accreditation Agency Axed From European Network Organization (Prishtina Insight, October 3, 2019) “The Kosovo Accreditation Agency’s regional membership in the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, ENQA, a consortium of institutions that ensure quality in higher education, has been revoked following its failure to adhere to the ENQA’s rules and standards.”

The Quality of Online Higher Education Must be Assured (University World News, September 21, 2019) “Perhaps one of the biggest challenges associated with online education is assuring parents, employers and students that the quality of what learners receive is just as good as that delivered in face-to-face mode.”