Accreditation is a process of external quality reviews used by higher education to scrutinize colleges, universities and educational programs for quality assurance and quality improvement. Accreditation is the primary means by which colleges, universities and programs assure academic quality to students and the public. Accreditation of institutions and programs are important to students for the smooth transfer of courses and programs among colleges and universities. Accreditation processes effectively address the quality of the EELU in the following areas:
• Success with respect to a student's achievement in relation to the EELU's mission.
• Faculties, equipment and suppliers.
• Administrative capacity.
• Student support services.
• Recruiting and admission practices, academic calendars, catalogues, publications grading and advertising.
• Measures the program length and objectives of the degrees offered.
• A record of student complaints.
EELU plans to set up a unit of quality assurance and accreditation that reports directly to the University Vice President for academic affairs. The role of this unit is to develop the quality assurance process, procedures and measures and to make sure that they are applied in the EELU. This unit is working in co-ordination with the national organization for Quality Assurance and Accreditation. International Accrediting Organizations e.g. the Quality Assurance Agency, QAA and also those dealing with e-learning and distance education will be approached e.g. Open University Validation Services, OUVS.