NCHE Warns ‘Fake, Impersonating Universities’

first_img– Advertisement – Deputy Director for Quality Assurance of NCHE, Rev. J. Andrew Lablah Ahead of the opening of the 2018/2019 academic year, there are reports of a proliferation of tertiary and higher institutions of learning in the country.Against this background, authorities of the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) yesterday, September 11, released a list of 38 accredited higher education institutions (HEIs).The Commission therefore warned students of enrolling into “fake or impersonating institutions” that are “illegally operating without permit from the NCHE.”NCHE’s Deputy Director for Quality Assurance Andrew Lablah said that of those accredited institutions, 10 are government or public HEIs, with 19 being faith-based, while nine are privately-owned.Larblah said since 2017, there has been no new accreditation, warning higher education institutions that are operating “illegally to close their doors and seek permit from NCHE before registering students to avoid being embarrassed.”Further, the NCHE has announced that as of October 2018, it will begin to standardize quality assessment, and  institutions that do not meet the minimum standard will be recommended for closure.The NCHE is responsible for regulating, evaluating, accrediting, and establishing institutions of higher learning in the country.The higher education sector plays a pivotal role in the process of developing the country’s economy and supporting the pro-poor goal. The output and impact of the HEIs, both individually and collectively, is central to attaining national and regional economic growth as well as building a fair and compassionate society.“We need to ensure that our institutions offer programs that are sound, relevant and of quality,” Mr. Larblah said.NCHE’s Department of Quality Assurance is responsible to facilitate the establishment of appropriate quality assurance processes within accredited tertiary institutions. It sets the scene for practical guidance through quality assurance within the HEIs. It also provides guidelines for undertaking self-assessments by institutions, to assemble their portfolio in preparation for an external quality audit to institute quality audit procedures that form the basis for quality provision.10 Public Accredited Higher Education Institutions University of Liberia offers various programs including Master’s degree; three others offer diverse programs including Bachelor’s degree. These are the William V.S. Tubman University, Bong County Technical College and Harbel College. Six institutions offer programs that include Associate’s degree. These include Bomi County Community College, Grand Bassa Community College, Nimba County Community College, Lofa County Community College, Grand Gedeh County Community College and Sinoe County Community College.19 Faith-based Higher Education InstitutionsCuttington University; Stella Maris Polytechnic; United Methodist University, and African Methodist Episcopal University. A.M.E. Zion University College; Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary; African Bible College University; Liberia Assemblies of God Bible College; Monrovia Bible College, and the Adventist University of West Africa.Others are Trinity Bible College; Jake Memorial Baptist College; Christian Theological Seminary; Baptist College of Missionary Physician Assistants; Wesleyan College of Liberia; Vision International Christian College of Liberia; Liberia International Christian College; Free Pentecostal College; and Salvation Army Technical Institute.9 Private Higher Accredited InstitutionsStarz College Of Technology; Bluecrest University College; Bushrod Institute of Technology; Smythe Institute of Management and Technology, and St. Clements University College.Others are Leigh-Sherman Community College; Lincoln College of Professional Studies; Liberia Dujar Technical College, and  Licosses.Meanwhile, NCHE has issued a 40-day ultimatum to accredited institutions, that have not paid their annual service fee of US$500 to the Liberia Revenue Authority ( LRA), to do so or else face the consequences.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MORE THAN 7,000 DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN TAKE PART IN MATHS WEEK

More than 7,500 schoolchildren from across Donegal took part in the tenth annual Maths Week.The children from across 66 schools participated in the all-island event which has grown to become the largest of its kind in the world.Throughout the week, world renowned and locally acclaimed mathematicians enlightened and entertained people of all ages in the joys of maths through maths talks, workshops, games, teasers, challenges and magic maths shows. For example, Scoil Bhríde in Lifford designed maths trails around the school and Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál in Letterkenny held a fun maths workshop. Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana held a photography competition to find geometry in the real world.Tens of thousands of people across the country participated online, through games and competitions through www.mathsweek.ie, and puzzles on websites including irishtimes.com, thejournal.ie and siliconrepublic.com. Teachers participated in a Twitter discussion about the teaching of maths and thousands took part in two Twiznight quizzes on Twitter.Eoin Gill, Maths Week co-ordinator said: “Well over one million people have engaged with Maths Week over the past ten years, helping them to have a more positive attitude towards maths. Not only is maths important for a variety of careers, it is also a fundamentally important life skill. From budgeting to baking, some degree of mathematical ability is important for us all.”Speaking about the role of schools during Maths Week, Mr Gill said: “Every year we are impressed with the creativity shown by primary and post-primary teachers around the island in their efforts to engage and entertain their pupils during Maths Week. That effort will have an enormous impact in encouraging young people to have greater confidence in their ability to do well at maths”. MORE THAN 7,000 DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN TAKE PART IN MATHS WEEK was last modified: October 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMaths Weekschools read more