Wednesday, 12 July 2017 02:23

TVET Agency in Ethiopia Learns More of APACC on Second Visit to CPSC

The Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency (FTVETA), Ethiopia once again visited CPSC on June 30, 2017 with its first visit in 2015 when they were initially establishing the agency in the country. On the road towards learning more about quality assurance systems to strengthen their institution, FTVETA visited CPSC to gain further understanding on the accreditation systems of the Asia Pacific Accreditation System (APACC).

2017-06_FTVETA-Visit(L-R) Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, CPSC Faculty Consultant, Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, CPSC DG, Mr. Bizuneh Adugna, Director, Center of Excellence in Engineering, FTVETA, Dr. Ricardo Mejia, Consultant, FTI discuss about APACC during the FTVETA visit.

The CPSC Director General Dr. Ramhari Laichhane enlightened the guests about how the College may provide guidance in its quality journey through APACC, He imparted a brief presentation on CPSC’s program and service offerings which included APACC. He highlighted the application mechanics, criteria and the various quality benefits the institution may draw from subscribing to APACC.

Mr. Bizuneh Adugna, Director, Center of Excellence in Engineering and Team Leader of the visiting FTVETA team, on behalf of the six members of the visiting team, conveyed their sincere gratitude to CPSC for welcoming them and for sharing with them CPSC’s time-tested quality assurance advices. He shared that as their organization is still into its initial phase, CPSC and APACC will be able to assist them in their journey towards excellence.

Dr. Ram added that to kick off with accreditation in Ethiopia, APACC awareness among institutions in the country may be done through organizing information dissemination events that the APACC team may conduct in Ethiopia upon invitation of FTVETA. FTVETA expressed positive response on the proposal with the encouragement of expression of support by Dr. Ricardo Mejia, Consultant and former TESDA Official, who facilitated the visit to CPSC.

The visit ended with fruitful discussions between CPSC and the visitors with their candid interest on APACC through their detailed questions during the exchange and sharing of information.

2017-06_FTVETA-Visit-2The FTVETA team with CPSC officials.