The University of Nairobi has entered into talks with a Malaysian Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA). The Agency will assess all the finance programmes offered by the University in terms of quality learning and development experience for finance professionals.
FAA ensures that across the globe, standards are raised in financial services and the quality of the professional learning is improved and/or maintained.
Mr. Khairul Nizam, The chief operating officer, FAA, said that the agency has partnered with 15 countries and they are looking to partner with the University of Nairobi on the same. He said they will first assess the financial services standard and needs in the country before checking the programmes at the University. The FAA accreditation panel consists of an international team of professionals, experts and leading academics.
Prof. Peter Mbithi, Vice Chancellor, UON, said that the initiative is in line with the University’s policy which is to improve curriculum with input from the industry. He added that the move is in line with ISO certification for improvement of academic programmes.
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Henry Mutoro and Chairman, Department of Finance and Accounting, Dr. Mirie Mwangi will work closely with FAA in the review of the programmes.