The Secretary of the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Karim acknowledged that accreditation means for an educational institution, or scientific program at an accredited institution, an official certificate from a recognized body stipulates the activities, processes and procedures in such an institution or program with academic standards and good practices applied by that body. He pointed out that reliance is designed to ensure quality, and accounting, and the continuous development of the educational institution and its programs through a process of continuous review and evaluation carried out by external evaluators.
Dr. Muslim to the goals of academic accreditation improving the quality of higher education and maintain it. The increase in higher education institutions, and increased its programs and the diversity of their education, and increasing numbers of students, and the existence of competition, and the presence of global changes imposed a new reality for higher education has led to the necessity of building global standards for academic accreditation in order to ensure the quality of the outputs of higher education institutions at all levels, and conducting Calendar objectivity and the overall, and its continuous development, and quality assurance departments and programs in science, and in the performance of the methods and administrative procedures where.
Dr. Muslim to obtain academic accreditation will lead to ensure clarity and transparency in all activities of the institution and management, and will provide accurate and reliable information to students, employers and others concerned about the objectives of the educational programs provided by the institution and procedures in achieving those goals and maintain them, and make sure that Foundation's programs taking place on academic Accreditation in all its activities and effectiveness meets the requirements of development and meet the needs of students and society, and are consistent with international standards and requirements of the professions, and enhance the reputation of the institution and its programs locally and globally, and enhance the confidence of the community educational programs provided by the institution and the quality of their output, and lead to raising the level of professional performance, and increase the sense of professional responsibility among workers, and take collective responsibility for the development of the institution and maintain the quality of its outputs.
And between the Secretary General of the Commission for Academic Accreditation that performance in all areas at the level of the institution as a whole is taken into account.
And on the number of colleges that applied for the request of Academic Accreditation Dr. acknowledged that in 1431 made ??some public universities and a number of private universities and colleges request for Academic Accreditation (institutional and programmatic) of the body, amounting to 11 universities and colleges, and after visits by the body to make sure eligibility of those institutions for assessment and Accreditation; including eight qualified institutions. The operations included the calendar to those institutions on institutional Calendar, Calendar of twenty-eight of the programs offered by these institutions.
Educational institutions that qualified were evaluated:
King Saud University, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Prince Sultan University, Effat University, College of Business Administration in Jeddah civil, Dar Al Hekma College, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, a community college in Riyadh