Quality assurance and accreditation is increasingly becoming an important aspect of higher education institutions in developing countries. This can be seen in the development of relevant policies, structures and systems at national and institutional levels. The purpose of this study was to critically examine the origin, structure and challenges of higher education accreditation systems in African as well as the factors that have shaped these systems. The focus of the study was to examine the major types of accreditation systems, their origins and structures, and the factors that determine the choice of accreditation systems in selected countries in African. Attention has been paid to the challenges to the
accreditation systems.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0131
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada