To help Arab students make better, more informed decisions when it comes to choosing a university or academic program, Al-Fanar Media has updated and relaunched its “Internationally Accredited Universities and Programs” resource: The first searchable database of all the Arab university programs and higher education institutions that are accredited by independent, international accreditation agencies.
“Accreditation is a voluntary process. Still, it is very important as it assures students, as well as parents and employers, that a college or university provides a quality educational experience,” Rasha Faek, editor of Al-Fanar Media, said.
Choosing an academic program or university is one of the most crucial choices students have to make, as it will immensely impact their future, employability, post-graduate admissibility, career, and life. Students take into consideration many factors before making such a decision, like cost, location, and rankings, for example, to which they can find extensive information online.
On the other hand, many students are still unaware of the importance of international accreditation, and information about this topic online is scarce, especially in the Arab region.