Procedures regarding non-accredited certificates stressed

Manama, Head of the Academic Accreditation Committee Muna Mohammed Al Balushi has expressed thanks and appreciation His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa for the edict to re-form the Committee.

She praised his directives to task the Higher Education Council and its specialised committees to ascertain of the information regarding certificates granted by non-recognised overseas universities and ensure that no one relied on such certificates to qualify to jobs or promotions.

Al Balushi affirmed the ministry's keenness to carry out the directives of HRH the Premier by taking firm procedures regarding this issue. She added a report will be submitted on potential cases and ways of dealing with them.

She also underlined the need to inform students wishing to pursue their education abroad on regulations and guidance criteria before joining any overseas higher education institution.

She pointed out that the committee with handle violating cases immediately after reporting them in coordination with relevant parties like the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry, the Civil Service Bureau, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority, the National Committee for the Evaluation of Academic Qualifications and the profession practicing committees.

Source: Bahrain News Agency