The programmes that were accredited at the event are: Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Honours, NQF Level 8; Bachelor of Environmental Health Sciences Honours, NQF Level 8; Bachelor of Journalism and Communication Technology, NQF Level 7; Bachelor of Journalism and Communication Technology Honours, NQF Level 8; Bachelor of Office Management and Technology, NQF Level 7; Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics Honours, NQF Level 8; Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, NQF Level 7 and Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics Honours, NQF Level 8.
Programme accreditation is a quality indicator that protects the interest of students and academic institutions by ensuring that the qualifications offered have been scrutinised and are of an exceptional standard. The Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi handed over the certificates and applauded NUST for the hard work and dedication to excellence.
The NUST Director of Quality Assurance Department, Himeesora Kaimu expressed gratitude for the recognition. She said: “I would like to thank the NCHE and the NQA for their dedication in the enhancement of the quality of higher education in the country. Our University is working round the clock to ensure all the programmes are accredited, not only by the NCHE but other professional bodies as well.”
Last year the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences NQF Level 8 was accredited by the Allied Health Professions Council of Namibia (AHPCN), while the Bachelor of Architecture NQF Levels 7 and 8 was accredited by the Namibia Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors (NCAQS) earlier this year.