Accreditation demonstrates that a university or program meets rigorous quality standards set by a third party. Because accreditation is obtained through a system of peer review, it is important to the broader academic and professional community. That’s an assurance that your degree will be recognized and valued by employers, colleagues, and other accredited universities. MU has been accredited both as an institutional and along with all its Degree Programs by Republic of Zambia, Accrediting Agency Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education. Click on this link to view Accreditation details by Accrediting Agency Ministry of Higher Education (HEA/048), Science, Vocational Training and Early Education. Click on this link (www.moe.gov.zm) to view Accredited and Recognized universities in Zambia. Click on this Link (www.whed.net) to view the Recognized universities by International Association of Universities’ Worldwide Database of Higher Education Institutions, Systems and Credentials (Click the Map of Africa, and then click Zambia)
It is responsible for; Establishing, maintaining and improving standards in all basic and training faculties/education departments; such as Admissions, Teaching standards, Quality Assurance and Standards assessment of basic educational and training Departments; Co-ordination, Departments and implementation of co-curriculum activities at national and international levels; Vetting of all tutors and lecturers offering local and international curriculum; Liaison with National Examination Board (NEB) of MU on assessment of Exam Standards, Degree Programs, Diploma Teacher Education Examination Teaching Practice; policy formulation and implementation on matters related to Quality Assurance; Developing of assessment standards; Liaison with NEB in moderation, awards and National Assessment and Learning Achievement and examinations; liaison with MU Institute of Curriculum Development on curriculum, design, development and evaluation of the MU curriculum; Talent identification and development in all Faculties and Departments; Advising the President and Vice Chancellor on all matters of Quality Assurance and Standards in the MU.
Purpose of the University’s Quality Assurance Procedures :
The mu’s mission is “to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence”. This reflects one of its core values, which is to provide high quality provision across all subjects offered. The University’s quality assurance procedures provide a framework within which its institutions can examine and enhance their teaching activities to ensure that they achieve this aspiration of excellence.
The University is accountable for the quality and standards of its provision and is required to participate in the activities of bodies such as the Ministry of Education, Quality Control Standards and various Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies. While consideration is given to the needs of such bodies, it is the General Board’s policy that the MU’s quality assurance procedures should be appropriate primarily for its teaching, learning and assessment activities, rather than being driven by external quality regimes.