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Recognition & Accreditation

Recognition & Accreditation

Unicaf University is a licensed university in Malawi and Zambia and is also approved to recruit students in Kenya.

Unicaf University in Zambia is accredited by the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Unicaf University in Malawi is accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). 

Unicaf University campuses in Zambia and Malawi are also accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as Independent Higher Education Providers.

The British Accreditation Council is the oldest national independent accrediting body for independent further and higher education providers in the UK and internationally, that aspire to meet international standards in higher education. BAC’s accreditation process is based on an in-depth and regular review and inspection of the institutions to ensure that standards are being maintained, and that continued accreditation is justified.

Unicaf University received accreditation by the BAC after a thorough inspection of policies, procedures, facilities and practices through peer observation, interviews with all stakeholders and critical analysis of the self-evaluation documentation.  Their report was considered by the BAC Council which pronounced that Unicaf University had met the rigorous standards and achieved BAC accreditation. Independent universities globally use BAC to demonstrate and prove that their academic services meet the gold standard. As a non-biased, independent body, the BAC can award accreditation with high levels of integrity and consistency. The BAC is dedicated to maintaining global educational standards by helping students to choose reputable sources that they have accredited. More information about the BAC and the value of this milestone can be found on the official BAC website.

Unicaf University in Zambia and Unicaf University in Malawi are now proudly listed in the International Association of Universities (IAU) WHED portal (World Higher Education Database). All the universities included in this portal are officially accredited or recognised higher education institutions.

In collaboration with UNESCO, the portal serves as a unique online reference tool that provides authoritative information on recognised higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world, systems and credentials. Since its foundation in 1950, the IAU has been mapping the higher education landscape as one of its central tasks. This is another significant milestone for Unicaf University that adds even greater value to its credibility as a leading provider of online, quality higher education. 

The IAU number for Unicaf University in Malawi is IAU-024352 and for Unicaf University in Zambia, it is IAU-028638.


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