NWU's LLB degree receives full accreditation

Issued by North West University
North-West, Apr 17, 2019

The management of the North-West University (NWU) has welcomed a recent announcement by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) that the university's Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme will receive full accreditation status. This, after the NWU submitted its progress report to the council in October 2018, addressing the stipulated conditions for accreditation to the CHE's satisfaction.

Professor Dan Kgwadi, vice-chancellor of the NWU, said: "From the onset we had a dedicated team addressing the identified shortcomings, and all along I was confident that by addressing the issues identified by the council, we at the NWU could ensure that we would deliver an even better LLB degree, not only to the benefit of our students, but also to that of the country.

"The strategy that we have implemented addresses the concerns raised by the CHE. Our strategy entails positioning the NWU as a unitary institution of superior academic excellence, with a commitment to social justice. This strategy is complemented by a structure that provides for a single executive dean, responsible for a faculty which spans all three campuses of the NWU. This ensures that programmes are fully aligned and managed across all campuses.

"The roles played by the deputy vice-chancellor for teaching and learning, Professor Robert Balfour; the executive dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Stephen de la Harpe; management; and the faculty team in steering the accreditation process, should be applauded. The hard work done by each and every member of the faculty as well as other role players in the university cannot be overstated. Their dedication attests to the university's dedication to providing quality education to the communities it serves nationally and beyond," said Kgwadi.