Nine associate programs (2 and 3-year programs) of Eastern Mediterranean University School of Computing and Technology have recently gained ASIIN accreditation. With the awarding of ASIIN accreditation to the said programs, School of Computing and Technology has increased the number of accredited programs to twelve. In this respect, EMU School of Computing and Technology Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa İlkan and academic staff members presented the certificates of the said nine programs to EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam.
EMU School of Computing and Technology’s Construction Technology (2 and 3-year programs), Electrical and Electronic Technology (2 and 3-year programs), Computer Programming (2 and 3-year programs), Biomedical Equipment Technology (2 and 3-year programs) and Mapping and Cadastral Technology (2-year program) are currently being inspected by a group of inspectors from ASIIN Accreditation organisation.
Director of EMU School of Computing and Technology Assoc. Prof. Dr. İlkan stated that SCT is the first academic unit established in Eastern Mediterranean University. As the first and only organised vocational school of the country, EMU SCT brings up intermediate workforce for the industry. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İlkan added that the school houses an elite group of academic and administrative staff members who work professionally with amateur spirit.
Putting forth that accreditation is the process to ensure that the third party meets, and maintains minimum standards of quality and integrity regarding academics, administration, and related services, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İlkan also added that their school boasts accreditations recognised within 28 countries within the European Union. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İlkan further stated that accreditations are proof for the educational quality of any institution. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İlkan highlighted the importance of Germany as a country delivering top quality vocational training and added that that’s why their school successfully gained German-based FIBAA and ASIIN accreditations. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa İlkan also stated that accreditation should not be perceived as a club membership as it requires a serious process of evaluation and inspection as well as the production of annual reports. According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. İlkan, accreditation is indeed a dynamic process.
Expressing his happiness and pride in School of Computing and Technology’s successful achievements, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam stated that EMU is a prominent institution of higher education which does not sacrifice from its educational quality.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa İlkan finally added that within the framework of community services, the school offers numerous exam free admission opportunities to students graduating from vocational high schools in TRNC, high schools of commerce and industrial vocational high schools.