Following up to the
submission of the Self Assessment Report from UNDIL and UNITAL to the National
Agency for Academic Assessment and Accreditation (NAAAA), on 21 – 24 October
2013, NAAAA has conducted an ‘Institutional Accreditation’ site visit to both
universities for 4 days visits by involving a team of reviewers; Dr. Manuel Corpus from
Philippines, Prof. Dr. Nirwan Idrus from Malaysia, and Ms. Dirce Belo; the
Quality officer of NAAAA.
Based on the result of
the observations, assessment, and analysis during the site visits, the team of
reviewers recommended that both universities are eligible to become an
accredited higher education based on the national criteria/standards, and the accreditation
status is valid for 5 years of period and both
universities are obliged to proceed to a program accreditation in future.
Both universities are
also strongly recommended to continuously improve their quality and taking
account the recommendations from the team of reviewers for the future
development of the institutions.
It is the full
competence of the National
Agency for Academic Assessment and Accreditation
(NAAAA) to undertake the accreditation process including the public announcement
such as this press release; therefore, on Thursday 20th of February 2014, the
Ministry of Education through the NAAAA conducted press coverage to formally announce
the accreditation status of UNDIL and UNITAL. The Press release was opened by
the Minister of Education, HE. Bendito Freitas who took a chance to disseminate
the report result from the accreditation panels and to formally announce to the
public that UNDIL and UNITAL have been institutionally accredited. The event
also participated by the Vice Minister for Higher Education; HE. Marçal Avelino
Ximenes, the Director General of Higher Education; Mr. Abrão dos Santos, both
rectors of UNDIL and UNITAL, staff of NAAAA, and all local media’s journalists
such as TVTL, RTL, STL, and Timor Post.