Hereby, MMU will ensure it will continue to adhere to meet, or exceed minimum standards of quality. Accreditation is imperative because in an institution of higher learning’s point of view, it is a key factor for students to determine acceptable institutions to trust and to prefer. Importantly as well, accreditation assists institutions in determining acceptability of transfer credits.
Agility in assuring MMU’s adherence to academic compliance and regulatory, advantageously, shows signs that MMU has come of age, parallel with most of education service’s essential requirements. On 20 March 2017, Multimedia University (MMU), together with seven other higher learning institutions have been awarded the self-accreditation status by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Quoting Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, as stated in the Star Online, the Higher Education Minister said, “Self-accreditation status entitled the respective university’s senate to accredit its programmes based on the standards set by MQA. This autonomy is granted to universities that have obtained the level of quality that can be certified by the MQA,” he said after handing the certificates to the universities.
Also, according to New Straits Times Online, the self-accreditation status gives more power to top-performing universities in this country to do their own self-assessment. They have more autonomy in running their own academic programmes.