PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION IS A PREREQUISITE

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) strongly recognises the presence and influence of professional bodies such as ICAM. Speaking at a meeting to explore areas of cooperation between ICAM and NCHE and also identify common stakeholders, NCHE CEO Dr. Ignatius Jimu said that institutions offering professional courses like ICAM will only be accredited after having prior accreditation from the parent professional bodies like ICAM and MAB.

Dr. Jimu stated: ‘We would be advising those offering ICAM courses to make sure that at the moment they are seeking for accreditation of ICAM programs, they should in the first instance obtain accreditation from ICAM. We would not want to be in a situation where we have accredited a program and the graduates fail to meet the requirements of ICAM and MAB.’

On his part, ICAM CEO Dr. Francis Gondwe stressed that ICAM strongly respects directives made by NCHE. Stressing a point, he added:  ‘the moment NCHE says we do not recognise those programs, ICAM follows the same stand therefore.’

The meeting was held at NCHE offices in Lilongwe. ICAM was represented by the CEO Dr. Francis Gondwe, Director of Learning and Professional Development Tifapi Jere and Corporate Affairs Manager Patrick Achitabwino. NCHE CEO Dr. Ignatius Jimu and Quality Assurance Manager, Elias Selengo represented NCHE.

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