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FNU works on accreditation for short courses

February 27, 2019 10:04 am
FNU works on short course accreditation

Fiji National University (FNU) is working with the Pacific Community’s Educational Quality Assessment Project (EQAP) to get accreditation for its short courses at the national and regional level.

According to Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching Professor James Pounder, FNU has over 100 micro-qualifications that are likely to meet the requirements of accreditation with EQAP.

He says the local regulator for higher education in Fiji – the Fiji Higher Education Commission currently has systems and processes for the recording of Fiji universities’ traditional academic and professional programmes only and has no facility for accrediting micro qualifications.

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However, Professor Pounder notes the Educational Quality Assessment Project, part of the Pacific Community and a recognised accrediting body in the South Pacific, is now providing the opportunity to Higher Education Institution’s in Fiji and the region to receive accreditation of micro qualification.

A two-and-a-half-day capacity building workshop was organised with relevant stakeholders focused on providing the knowledge and skills required to develop short courses in line with the accreditation standards.

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