There has been much debate on the quality and viability of degrees that are offered by Private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) versus those provided by public universities. Proffessor Kethamonie Naidoo, the Director of Programme Accreditation at the Council on higher Education, sheds some light on on this matter.
Professor Naidoo has extensive experience in the area of quality assurance in higher education, having worked with the CHE as a consultant from 2000 in the areas of institutional audits, programme accreditation and more recently, leading the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF) alignment project that involved more than 10 000 higher education programmes. She spent many years at Medunsa where she served as Director: Equal Opportunities and later as Director: Academic Development and Support, and at the University of Limpopo as Director: Centre for Academic Excellence.
She has also worked extensively as a management consultant in the areas of higher education and business management. Her postgraduate qualifications include a DEd, MBA (cum laude), MA (Hons), BEd, with undergraduate qualifications in Economics, Psychology and Science Education. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the international forum, Improving University Teaching (IUT), and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal, Quality in Higher Education.
Listen here to an interview with Professor Naidoo and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, Host of Contemporary Business on Radio Today.[trx_audio height=”166″ url=”https://soundcloud.com/conbussa/pro-kethamonie-naidoo-council-of-higher-education-on-private-universities” title=”The quality of Private Institutions of Higher Learning” author=”Dr. Ivor Blumenthal” controls=”show” autoplay=”off” align=”center”]