More NUST programmes accredited

NUST received Certificates of Accreditation for eight programmes from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in consultation with the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA). The handover ceremony took place last week in the capital.

From left: Prof Sylvester Moyo, Director: Biomedical Sciences Programme; Corneels Jafta, Registrar; Himeesora Kaimu, Director: Quality Assurance; Dr Andrew Niikondo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic Affairs; Hon. Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi, Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation; Dennis Fredericks, Section Head: Office Management and Technology Department; Dr Onesmus Shuungula, Head of Department: Mathematics and Statistics, and Dr Rewayi Makamani, Senior Lecturer: Communication.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.

Date: 
Friday, July 29, 2016
for Month: 
July, 2016

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