Universities in Africa will improve their reputation and the global acceptability of their credentials by positioning themselves through appropriate partnerships as well as attaining international accreditation.  Universities can achieve this by partnering with other universities within and outside their location, attain international accreditation, join universities associations and affiliate with professional certification bodies. This will enhance the potentials of your graduates and position them for equal opportunities in within and outside the continent. Ways to achieve this include:

  1. Collaboration with other universities in exchange programmes:

Benefits of collaboration among Universities

  • Improvements in:
    • student engagement
    • student retention
    • graduate employability
    • student satisfaction
    • student experience
  • Engagement of ‘hard to reach’ or under-represented students
  • More engaged alumni
  • Improved student representation in governance structures
  • Greater uptake of innovative teaching and learning practices
  • Campus-wide inclusive partnership learning communities
  • Positive cultural change
  • Better relationships between institution and students’ unions
  • Increased research outputs
  • More diverse options for students to engage
  1. Get international accreditation like the:
    1. Ofquals in the UK https://register.ofqual.gov.uk/
    2. International Association of Universities https://www.iau-aiu.net/
    3. British Accrediation Council https://www.the-bac.org/
    4. Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities https://www.asic.org.uk/

Benefits of International Accreditation

  • For the university, it provides a reliable basis for inter- and intra-institutional cooperative practices, including admissions and transfer of credit.
  • For the school or program, accreditation enhances its national reputation and represents peer recognition.
  • Greater profile, recognition and credibility
  •  A robust and systematic process for measuring the quality of your training and learning provision
  •  UK – access to the international student market via Short-Term Study Visa approval
  • Access to experience and expertise that can help your organisation grow
  • A framework for continuously improving your organization
  • Marketing support materials
  • For prospective students and their parents, accreditation serves a consumer protection purpose. It provides assurance that the school or program has been evaluated and has met accepted standards established by and with the profession.
  • For prospective employers, it provides assurance that the curriculum covers essential skills and knowledge needed for today’s jobs.
  • For graduates, it promotes professional mobility and enhances employment opportunities in positions that base eligibility upon graduation from an accredited school or program.
  • For foundations and other private funding sources, it represents a highly desirable indicator of a program’s quality and viability.
  1. Encouraging your students to take professional courses towards international certifications:

Benefits of collaboration with professional bodies

  1. The design and delivery of programmes that are relevant to current and future business needs, ensuring progression opportunities at every level of achievement and a smooth transition between the different environments of universities and business;
  2. Graduates will seek knowledge and skills that are relevant to their future careers and who are confident in their ability;
  3. Opportunities for students to integrate work experience and study, ensuring connectivity between academic study and the world of employment;
  4. An enterprising and entrepreneurial culture amongst university students and staff, where success in enterprise and entrepreneurship is celebrated, rewarded and promoted;
  5. Businesses effectively and efficiently updating employee skills and seeing universities as a natural source of the expertise to do so;
  6. Graduate recruitment that matches business need with graduate skills, meets the diversity objectives of employers, is seen to be fair by the student population and provides performance feedback to universities and students;
  7. Sustaining world‐class research within our universities, attracting the best talent, developing research informed leaders in both universities and business, and ensuring that there is a constant exchange between academe and business of research ideas and people;
  8. A culture of pursuing the application of university‐based research excellence, ensuring that university research capabilities are fully exploited in generating economic wealth, optimising the use of government support in research, innovation and development;

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

To this end we recommend that you students can participate in affordable international professional certifications course like the following:

 Certified by Business Research and Service Institute (BRASI)
USA brasi.org .

  1. BRASI Certificate in Supply Chain & Operations Management
  2. BRASI Certificate in Supply Chain Assurance Management
  3. BRASI Certificate in Fleet Management
  4. BRASI Certificate in Procurement and Contract Management
  5. BRASI Certificate in Product Development
  6. BRASI Certificate in Customer Support Management
  7. BRASI Certificate in Shipping Management
  8. BRASI Certificate in Maintenance Management
  9. BRASI Certificate in Facility Management
  10. BRASI Certificate in Port Facility Security Management
  11. BRASI Certificate in Maritime Auditing
  12. BRASI Certificate in Project Auditing
  13. BRASI Certificate in Facility Auditing

Courses certified by IQS Audits UK www.iqsaudits.com .

  1. IQS Certified Training Professional
  2. IQS Certified Quality Management Professional
  3. IQS Certified ISO 9001 Internal Auditor Course
  4. IQS Certified ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Course
  5. IQS Certified ISO 20000 Internal Auditor Course
  6. IQS Certified ISO 22000 Internal Auditor Course
  7. IQS Certified  Offshore/Onshore Risk Manager Course
  8. IQS Certified ISO 45001 Internal Auditor Course
  9. IQS Certified ISO 27001 Internal Auditor Course
  10. IQS Certified ISO 17025 Internal Assessor Course
  11. IQS Certified Quality Assurance Engineer
  12. IQS Certified Risks Management Professional
  13. IQS Certified Health and Safety Manager
  14. IQS Certified Quality Laboratory Professional
  15. IQS Certified Compliance Manager
  16. IQS Certified Educational Management Professional
  17. IQS Certified Emergency Response Manager
  18. IQS Certified Data Protection Professional
  19. IQS Certified Security Operations Manager

Courses Certified by American Society for Quality, USA www.asq.org 

  1. ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  2. ASQ Certified Supplier Quality Professional
  3. ASQ Certified Quality Inspector
  4. ASQ Certified Quality Process Analyst
  5. ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer
  6. ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Course
  7. ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/ Organisational Excellence Course
  8. ASQ Certified Quality Engineer Course
  9. ASQ Certified Quality Auditor
  10. ASQ Certified Calibration Technician
  11. ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer Course

Courses Certified by Global Association of Risk Professionals USA www.garp.org .

  1. GARP Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) 
  2. GARP Certified Energy Risk Professional (ERP)

Courses Certified by Construction Manager Association of America
USA cmaanet.org.

CMAA Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

Courses Certified by London Academy Business School, UK www.labs.org.uk

ISO Certification Courses certified by PECB, Canada www.pecb.com

  1. PECB Certified ISO 9001 Quality Management System Lead Auditor Course
  2. ISO 9001: 2015 Lead Implementer Course
  3. PECB TL 9000 (Telecoms QMS) Lead Auditor Course
  4. PECB AS 9100 (Aviation QMS) Lead Auditor Course
  5. PECB IATF 16949 (Automotive QMS) Lead Auditor Course
  6. PECB ISO 21001 (Educational Organisation MS) Lead Auditor Course
  7. ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course
  8. ISO 14001: 2015 Lead Implementer Course
  9. ISO 45001: 2018 Lead Auditor Course
  10. ISO 45001:2018 Lead Implementer Course
  11. PECB Certified Lead Project Manager Course
  12. ISO 20000 Lead Auditor Course
  13. PECB ISO 55001 Asset Management System Course
  14. PECB ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager Course
  15. PECB Certified ISO 17025 Laboratory Management System Lead Assessor Course
  16. ISO 50001 Lead Auditor Course
  17. Certified ISO 20000 Lead Implementer
  18. Certified ISO 28000 Supply Chain Security Management System Lead Implementer
  19. ISO 50001 Lead Implementer
  20. Certified ISO 29001 Lead Implementer
  21. Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer
  22. PECB Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course
  23. ISO 22000 Lead Auditor Course
  24. Certified ISO 28000 Lead Auditor
  25. Certified ISO 20000 Lead Implementer

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