Reforms: New tough rules to curb despised courses
SEE ALSO :107 degree courses set to be scrapped“An approved academic programme that does not attract adequate students for a period of four years should be deemed to be obsolete and discontinued,” the regulations say. The proposals are contained in the draft Universities Regulations, which will be subjected to stakeholders’ engagement. The commission has been improving the document before subjecting it to public participation. A university and constituent college, the regulations say, will not mount an academic programme without approval and accreditation of the commission. Constituent college
SEE ALSO :Report: 57 campuses closedThe commission will verify academic resources available in the constituent college or campus and determine the number of academic programmes to be offered based on the resources. CUE will also verify academic resources to support any additional academic programmes. In addition, a university will be required to demonstrate that all students enrolled into various academic programmes get the requisite instruction hours. “A revised academic programme submitted to the commission will be deemed to be a new programme, thus warranting evaluation, if its core course content is over 30 per cent different from the programme in the original curriculum.” It further states that the validity of approval of an academic programme will be up to graduation of one cohort.