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UniFiji Aims for International Accreditation for All Programmes

“This is a big move though we are a small university, we are now reaching for the stars it is possible and it can be done,” said University of Fiji
29 Jan 2018 11:00
UniFiji Aims for International Accreditation for All Programmes
Professor Prem Misir with a University of Fiji handbook at his office in Sabeto. Photo:

“This is a big move though we are a small university, we are now reaching for the stars it is possible and it can be done,” said University of Fiji vice chancellor Professor Prem Misir

A big year for University of Fiji has been planned with intentions of moving to­wards external accreditation.

Last year, the University initi­ated internal reviews for all its five schools; School of Humanities & Arts, School of Science & Technol­ogy, School of Business and Eco­nomics, Umanand Prasad School of Medicine and School of Lawwhich were done by external Universities to identify the state of institutional readiness for external accredita­tion.

According to UniFiji Vice Chan­cellor Professor Prem Misir, all internal reviews have been com­pleted and they have located some deficiencies in the university which they are in the process of correcting.

“We intend to move towards ex­ternal accreditation of all the pro­grammes offered at the University. The internal reviews have been completed, we want to see what de­ficiencies exist in our pedagogy, the curriculum and quality of tertiary education,” Professor Misir said.

“It is important for us to deter­mine whether we are in a state of institutional readiness for interna­tional accreditation.

“By and large the internal reviews are fairly ok, there are some defi­ciencies, clearly not everything is picture perfect and we are in the process of correcting those defi­ciencies.”

Professor Misir added though the university is small they aimed at getting all their schools fully ac­credited internationally.

“The advantage we have is that we are small we have more complex­ity and with that we want to give all that students the best education and the best quality education,” he added.

“If we are internationally accred­ited, when students earn a degree from this university the interna­tional community will recognise it as we have accreditation.”

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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