20 November 2016 Last updated at: 10:55 AM
MCA comes out fighting NCHE: our degrees are ‘original’
Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA) has maintained that the college offers a good learning environment and its degrees meet minimum requirements.
This follows the decision by the National Council of Higher Education not to accredit MCA degree programmes saying the college does not provide a satisfactory teaching and learning environment. NCHE also observed that the degree programmes need reviewing to meet standards.
This has caused panic among students at the college but MCA management has urged the students to calm down saying the college has confidence in its degree programmes.
According to a press release signed by college principal Aggripah Phiri, the college has asked students to be calm since due process is being followed.
“Following the release of the report which unfortunately is done simultaneously to institutions and the public, before the affected institutions have had a chance to respond, the college has submitted its position to the council,” reads part of the statement.
“We would like to ask students and other stakeholders to be patient as the due process is being followed,” the statement adds.
The stir has come in following the press release on 17th November by NCHE, a domestic tertiary education regulator, which blacklisted some institutions of tertiary education.
Other institutions which have suffered the same fate as MCA’s include Blantyre International University (BIU), Skyway University (SU), Exploits University and the African Bible College (ABC).
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