Purpose of IAOs Accreditation

Purpose of IAO’s Accreditation
Below are the four main purposes of IAO’s accreditation:
  • To support and advice higher education institutions about enhancing their educational standards
  • To counsel students seeking to pursue higher education in any institution of the world
  • To assure students, government departments and other relevant bodies about the good standing of an institution
  • To enable an institution to state publicly that it has voluntarily accepted independent inspection and has satisfied IAO about all relevant aspects of its operation.
Benefits of IAO’s Accreditation
Below are the advantages IAO’s accredited institutions enjoy:
  • Institutes that are granted accreditation by IAO enjoy unmatched respect, recognition and credibility
  • To improve the standards and practices, IAO’s Evaluation Commission periodically sends its publications, recommendations and suggestions to the educational institutes. The main purpose of these publications and recommendations is to keep the institutes updated on the latest developments pertaining to the accreditation standards around the world. It helps the member institutes to maintain and enhance their educational practices and standards
  • An institution may possibly gain eligibility for its participation and its students in certain programs of governmental aid for postsecondary education
  • IAO provides a unique professional developers opportunity for the institution’s staff members to serve on accrediting examining committees visiting other institutions
To students, accreditation provides:
  • An assurance that the educational program, policies and procedures of an accreditated institution have been found to be satisfactory
  • Facilitation in acceptance of credits and degrees among all universities of the world
  • Acceptance of a degree by the corporate sector and private organizations
To the public, the values of accreditation include:
  • An assurance of external evaluation of the institution or program and a finding that there conformity to general expectations in education or the professional field
  • An identification of institutions which have voluntary undertaken activities directed at improving its quality and its professional programs.
  • An improvement in the professional services available to the public as accredited programs modify their requirements according to the changes in the field of education
Accreditation serves the professions by:
  • Setting the requirements for preparation to enter the workforce
  • Bringing together practitioners, teachers and students at one place with the aim of improving professional standing and practices

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Purpose and Benefits of IAO'S Accreditation