Accreditation is a a process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented.
Click here for the list of CHED Region III accredited Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines where St. Linus University is included.
The 16th annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) Conference in Torino, Italy (2004) points out:
PHILIPPINE PROGRAM www.stlinusonlineinstitute.com
The CHED authorizes St. Linus University to offer its academic programs in the Philippines via St. Linus Online Institute. For details, click the icons below for the curriculum and course offerings checklist:
MHUM / DHUM
Department of Humanities
MSS / DSS
Department of Social Studies
MIT / DIT
Department of Information Technology
MBA / DBA
Department of Business Administration
DOMINICA PROGRAM www.stlinusuniversity.com
Let it be said at the outset that in Dominica, no government approval or accreditation is necessary in order for a private university to award its own academic degrees. A similar situation exists in Austria, Denmark, France, Malta, Russia, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Vanuatu where there are no accreditation system for external approval of the programs prior to implementation.
The National Accreditation Board (NAB) of Dominica categorically states:
Unless otherwise specified in the website of NAB, the information below is what you will see. Anyone may check the updates on the Accredited Institutions in Dominica as needed. Click "search" for the link.
St. Linus University is accredited by the World Council for Regular and Distance Education (WCRDE).
St. Linus University maintains its registered office at Roseau, Dominica; but under the statute governing its incorporation does not offer educational programs or services within Dominica itself. The activities of Dominica-licensed private universities operating wholly outside that country are subject to statutory exemption and are the responsibility of the Registrar of Companies rather than the Ministry of Education, which is concerned solely with purely domestic institutions.
On the issue of accreditation, the United States Department of Education (USDE) explains: "Accreditation does not provide automatic acceptance by an institution of credit earned at another institution, nor does it give assurance of acceptance of graduates by employers. Acceptance of students or graduates is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer."
Hence, we serve only those who believe we can help them meet their needs with no discrimination against our accreditation status. The academic programs we offer include, but not limited to:
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Department of Masscom & Documentations
Department of Behavioural Sciences
Department of Theolgy & Religion
All types of partnerships are governed through a variety of mutually agreed system. While it is true that our affiliates are self-governing bodies with their own accountability mechanisms; it is equally true that partnership should be designed and implemented in a transparent and accountable manner. Hence, they are expected to provide an open and credible information and reporting.
We strongly emphasize that it is the sole responsibility of our affiliates to apply in their country of operation(s) the government authorization of the Dominica programs we offer online. We assume no obligation or liability for their non-compliance to the legal requirements prescribed by the host country.
We categorically and unequivocably declare that our MOA with our erring affiliates is automatically revoked upon violation of any law, rule or regulation.
Unless and until we attain accreditation in the country where our affiliates offer our online programs, other academic institutions may refuse to accept our academic credits on a transfer basis. At this time, no assurances can be given as to when, or if, accreditation might be granted.
Caveat Emptor: The UNESCO the public that "It does not have the mandate to accredit nor to recognise higher education institutions, programmes, diplomas or accrediting agencies."
That "There exist both bogus institutions (degree-mills or institutions that are unaccredited) and bogus accreditation agencies (accreditation-mills and unaccredited accrediting agencies)."
Guided by a common will to strengthen the bonds by which geography and history have linked them, the UNESCO Regional Conventions on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education were created for cross-border recognition.
The Philippines is a party to the UNESCO Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific adopted by the International Conference of State held in Bangkok, Thailand on December 12-16, 1983. The signatories:
For the purpose of this convention, the 'recognition' of a foreign certificate, diploma or degree or higher education means its acceptance by the competent authorities of a Contracting State and the granting to the holder of the rightsenjoyed by persons possessing a national certificate, diploma or degree with which the foreign one is assessed as comparableby competent authorities within the Contracting State. Such rights extend to either the pursuit of studies or the practice of a profession, or both, according to the the applicability of the recognition.
(a) Recognition of a certificate, diploma or degree with a view to undertaking or pursuing studies at the higher educational and research institutions situated in any Contracting State under the same conditions as those applying to holders of a comparablecertificate, diploma or degree issued in the Contracting State concerned. Such recognition does not exempt the holder of the foreign certificate, diploma or degree from complying with any conditions (other than those relating to the holding of a diploma or degree) which may be required for admission by the higher educational or research institution concerned in the State granting such recognition.
(b) Recognition of a foreign certificate, diploma or degree with a view to the practice of a profession constitutes recognition that the holder has received-the technical training required for the practice of that profession. Such recognition does not exempt the holder of the foreign certificate, diploma or degree from complying with any other conditions for the practice of the profession concerned which may be laid down by the competent governmental or professional authorities of Contracting States concerned.
(c) However, recognition of a certificate, diploma holder in another Contracting State to more rights than he would enjoy in the country in which it was conferred.
2. For the purposes of this Convention :
(a) 'secondary education' means that stage of studies of any kind which follows primary or elementary education and the aims of which may include the preparing of pupils for access to higher education';
(b) 'higher education' means all education, training or research at post secondary level'.
3. For the purposes of this Convention 'partial studies' means periods of study or training which, although not constituting a complete course of study, are such that they add significantly to the acquisition of knowledge or skills.
1. The Contracting States intend to contribute through their joint action to the promotion of the active co-operation of all the nations of the Asia and the Pacific region in the cause of peace and international understanding and to the development of more effective collaboration with other Members States of UNESCO with regard to a more comprehensive use of their educational, technological and scientific potential.
The graduates of St. Linus University with relevant work experiences, skills and training may apply below for professional membership in their areas of studies.
Inclusion on this list does not imply that there is necessarily any institutional link between the listed institution and the University, nor that there is necessarily any mutual recognition of memberships or credentials at institutional level. Therefor:
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