NAIROBI, May 14, (Xinhua/GNA) - The East African Community (EAC)'s member states are set
to meet next week in Uganda to discuss harmonization of higher education
standards, officials have said.
Lyambabaje, executive secretary for Inter University Council for East Africa
(IUCEA), told Xinhua in Nairobi that it will be the second time for the
regulators of higher education in the regional bloc to have face to face talks
to review modalities for regional cooperation.
that the EAC member states will sign the Regional Accreditation System
Framework by June 2020 in order to achieve mutual recognition of higher
education throughout the economic bloc," Lyambabaje said.
The EAC partner
states include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
that a number of steps have to be followed before mutual recognition of higher
education is attained.
He noted that
once the regulators of higher education in each member state agree on a final
document, it will then be forwarded to the EAC council of ministers for
procedure will be the ratification of the higher education agreement by each of
the partner states," Lyambabaje said.
that all the member states are committed to make the trading bloc, a common
higher education area.
official said that mutual recognition of higher education standards will ensure
that tertiary certificates granted by one member state are recognized in all
other member states.
He noted that
reciprocal recognition will also promote the free movement of labor across the
EAC by enabling professionals recognized in one partner state to work in other