SQA and USP Vice Chancellor to Discuss Accreditation of USP Samoa Programmes

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SQA CEO & USP VICE-CHANCELLOR DISCUSS ACCREDITATION OF USP SAMOA CAMPUS PROGRAMMES

The Samoa Qualifications Authority (SQA) CEO,
Lealiifano Easter Manila-Silipa and the Vice-Chancellor and President (VCP) of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Pal Ahluwalia met to discuss common interests and accreditation of programmes currently being delivered by the USP Samoa Campus.

“USP embraces the accreditation of USP Samoa
Campus programmes by the National Quality Assurance Agency which is the SQA as USP values the importance of having its locally delivered programmes being nationally recognised.

The USP team is ready to work collaboratively with the SQA team to accredit its programmes in due time for the benefits of the learners and the nation,” Professor Ahluwalia said.

The University renews its registration as a higher education provider with SQA annually.

CEO SQA thanked the VCP for his commitment to quality education and training in the Pacific
and his vision of Pacific learners accessing quality assured qualifications for further studies and
employment beyond Samoa and the Pacific.

The SQA and USP through the CEO and the VCP will continue to collaborate and discuss
innovative ways to strengthen the quality assurance of higher education programmes in Samoa and in the Pacific.