Accreditation of a qualification means the recognition that the standard of the programme of study and the way of delivering it, are appropriate to the award.

Higher education institutions are required either to have their qualifications accredited or recorded by the HEC. The self-accrediting (established under its own Act) higher education institutions are required to apply to have their qualifications recorded by the Commission while the non self-accrediting institutions must apply to have their qualifications accredited by the Commission. A separate application must be made for each qualification offered by an institution.

Legislative provisions on the accreditation of qualifications are contained in the Higher Education Act 2008 and the Higher Education (Qualifications) Regulations 2010.

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