NQA to offer updated list of accredited institutions

25 Jan 2017 07:10am
WINDHOEK, 25 JAN (NAMPA) – The Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) will issue an updated booklet with a list of all accredited Namibian institutions.
The step was necessitated by the rapid increase in unaccredited institutions in Namibia.
According to a media statement issued by the NQA on Tuesday, the booklet will be distributed at regional council offices, schools and libraries countrywide from next week.
A full list of all accredited institutions is however already available on the authority’s website.
The booklet will contain a list of Namibian institutions that are currently accredited by the NQA and have been found to have the capacity to offer specified courses at the appropriate level of quality.
This is in line with the NQA’s objective to enhance public access to its services and information that will enable learners to make informed decisions.
The statement said many Namibians have been defrauded of their hard-earned money by studying for qualifications that are often worth less than the paper it is printed on.
“Through the distribution of the booklets the NQA aims to empower the public with information that will enable people to easily identify bogus institutions and in particular, those that fraudulently use the NQA’s name to lure learners,” the statement reads.
The authority once again advised prospective learners to always verify the accreditation status of both the institution and the specific course they would like to pursue.