Programme accreditation is a form of quality assurance which is practised in many countries and is usually associated with purposes of accountability and improvement in programme quality.
In South African the Council on Higher Education (CHE) is responsible for quality assurance in higher education.
As a result the CHE has released a list of requirements for accreditation.
The objectives, criteria and procedures for programme accreditation have been developed on the basis of extensive comparative research and pilot tests, and in consultation with key stakeholders in the higher education community.
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