The Launch of the MFHEA Annual Report 2021 and the Presentation of New Licences
The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority launched the Annual Report for the year 2021 on Thursday 14th July 2022, at their premises in Hamrun. The Annual Report includes a foreword by Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation Dr Clifton Grima, an introduction by Chairperson Judge Emeritus Dr Noel Cuschieri and a message from the Chief Executive Officer Dr Rose Anne Cuschieri. The work overview of MFHEA outlines the work carried out by the departments for the period between January 2021 – December 2021.
Six new education providers who obtained their new licence in early 2022, were presented with the New Licence during the event. The licence issued by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority, is the formal acknowledgement, of the status legitimacy and appropriateness of the education institution to operate and to provide accredited further education programmes. The new providers who participated in this event are ‘Training Three Sixty’, ‘Fitness Courses Malta,’ ‘Franks Make-up Academy,’ ‘Tech. MT,’ ‘Malta Facilities Management Academy & Consultancy – MFMAC’, ‘Obregado’ and ‘GBS HE Malta’.
Mr Lawrence Azzopardi, Head of Licensing, Accreditation and Quality Assurance spoke about the important role of the Authority to ensuring its strong regulatory stand of having quality Further and Higher Education Institutions in Malta. He emphasized that together with the licensed providers, the MFHEA will continue to pursue its mission to foster the development and achievement of excellence in Further and Higher Education.
Dr Rose Anne Cuschieri, CEO MFHEA addressed the audience and spoke about how the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority can be beneficial for licensed providers, for students who are following accredited programmes of study, and for the community at large. She explained how good structures for the quality assurance of further and higher education are crucial for enabling trust and protecting academic standards and integrity. Dr Cuschieri mentioned how the concept of quality culture has become a natural successor to quality management and quality assurance in Further and Higher Education Institutions.
The presentation of the New Licenses was the first ceremony organised by the MFHEA, which will be followed by more ceremonies to welcome new licensed providers. Through the provision of high-quality education, the authority aims to instill fundamental values in every citizen to pursue a better quality of life.