Twenty audits have been conducted by the higher education quality committee so far and have required an enormous amount of work from higher education institutions. They have had to prepare a comprehensive self-evaluation against the HEQC audit criteria, provide extensive supporting documentation, organise the logistics of hosting an audit panel.
Three years ago the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education was the subject of attention following the closure of 15 MBA degrees offered by public and private higher education institutions due to poor quality. The function of the committee is in the spotlight again following allegations of plagiarism and poor quality involving PhDs.
The results of the re-accreditation of the 37 MBA programmes undertaken by the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education between 2002 and 2003 were welcomed by many people. But they also generated much anxiety and uncertainty. We explain the road ahead after the recent controversial review of business administration degrees.