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FORMALIZATION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR RECOGNITION AND ENDORSEMENT OF THE EDU ACCREDITATION SYSTEM

Publication Year: 2012 Publisher: EDU - Intergovernmental Organization

Background

‘The EDU Commission for Accreditation’, was duly established by executive mandate by His Excellency, G.Irving Le-Vance , Secretary General of the Intergovernmental organization EDU on July 1st 2011. On 1st January 2012, after extensive input and advice from numerous educational professional from several countries, the Commission formed the 'FORMALIZATION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR RECOGNITION AND ENDORSEMENT OF THE EDU ACCREDITATION SYSTEM'. EDU Accreditation is a simplified form of Accreditation available for Schools, Colleges, Universities and other Institutions of Learning around the world who wish to Prove Legal Status and Competency to Operate. Although available for application from schools all over the world, EDU Accreditation is particularly advantageous to institutions in developing countries. All too often, schools in developing countries are excluded from membership of foreign accreditation agencies, for the most part, due to financial constraints, or an inability to adhere to some of the complicated 'First World' policies so prevalent in most accreditation agency policies today. The EDU Accreditation System was developed to ensure that institutions in developing countries have a fair opportunity of membership based on their legal recognition, respectability and competence in their home country or jurisdiction of operation. EDU Accreditation allows Employers, HR Departments or other 3rd Parties wishing to verify the legal status of a foreign institution, to do so quickly without additional research.