Accreditation Board

Accreditation

What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a process for reviewing the qualifications and eligibility of educational institutions and professional programmes for performance, integrity and quality according to accepted criteria or standards. Accreditation may be done by a professional society, a non-governmental body, or a governmental agency.

THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS

Please find the FULL Guidelines for the Accreditation Process HERE.

1. Application
The registered institution applies to the Board then submits completed application form,
self study and supporting documentation.

2. Response
The Board Reviews application and responds to the institution. Provisional accreditation
may be granted; subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions.

3. Preparation and Team Selection
A date is set for the second review to include a visit to the Institution. A team of
professionals is selected by the Board to evaluate the programme.

4. Visitation
The institution is visited by the evaluation team.

5. Evaluation and Institutional Response
The team makes an appraisal of the programme and submits a written report to the
Board. A team report is presented to the institution for a response.

6. Review
The team report and Institution’s response are reviewed by the Board.

7. Decision
The Board decides on a recommendation of accreditation or makes additional requests
from the institution. The recommendation is communicated to the Hon Minister of
Education. The decision is then communicated to the institution.
What is a Tertiary Institution?
A tertiary institution is a post-secondary institution of higher or further learning, or professional studies leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree. Tertiary institutions include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art. They also include teacher-training schools, community colleges, and institutes of technology.

A tertiary institution is expected to provide advanced academic and/or professional instruction and conduct research (especially at the universities) in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and career-focused programmes.  The main objective of a tertiary institution is to train individuals in critical thinking, impart knowledge and promote industry-specific skills. It also encourages research and undertakes significant study of topics that will be beneficial for the development of the community and to advance frontiers of knowledge.