Harmonised varsity education to allow credits transfer
Saturday May 9 2015
Graduates at a recent graduation ceremony. Students will be able to transfer credits across universities in different countries in the East African Community. PHOTO | CYRIL NDEGEYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The regional framework will provide guidelines on the different levels of education, volume of learning and recognition of prior learning. It will also guide the credit system of universities and colleges, as well as credit accumulation and transfer and programme benchmarks.
Students’ academic qualification certificates will have to bear an EAC qualification seal and their names will need to be registered in the regional qualification register for them to qualify for recognition in all partner states.
Each partner state will retain its national framework but it will have to be based on the regional framework.