What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a process in which a programme of study or institution is assessed for its standard and given official recognition. There are two (2) types of accreditation:
• Programme Accreditation is accreditation concerned with the quality of a specific course or programme of study.
• Institutional Accreditation is concerned with the evaluation of an entire institution.
The accreditation process is intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of educational provisions, making it worthy of public confidence. Accreditation is therefore also a status.
Some of the benefits of accreditation for the :
• Transferability of Credits
• Employability of Graduates
• Personal Confidence
• Self-Evaluation and Self Direction
• Peer Review
• Increased Enrollment
• Staff Confidence
• National pride
• An invitation for public involvement
• Assurance of high quality