Dr Michele Cano, Head of Division of Engineering at UWS said: “We’re delighted to be collaborating with the University of Sierra Leone and very much look forward to starting work on this project in the coming weeks.
“UWS is well-placed to provide this support and delivers both undergraduate and postgraduate training in Quality Management as well as a Masters in Quality Management, which is accredited by the Chartered Quality Institute.”
UWS will provide a range of support, including auditor training; peer review of training material; course delivery review - including tutor performance; content and level of participant satisfaction; assessment and examination content review; sampling of examination papers for quality assurance; and joint issue of certificates of completion.
Dr. Shaukat H. Malik, Chief Technical Adviser at UNIDO added: “UNIDO is implementing the national component of the West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP) in Sierra Leone. Funded by the European Union the programme focusses on strengthening the competitiveness of Sierra Leone and enhancing its integration into the regional and international trading systems.”
“As a key lever to improve competitiveness at all levels, we are promoting the culture of quality along the project’s value chains, as well as nationally. In this context, our cooperation with the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Sierra Leone (USL) is instrumental as we are developing a range of academic courses to introduce topics of quality in Sierra Leone.”
UWS was the first university in the UK to be awarded accreditation by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) for its Masters in Quality Management, and is still one of only two institutions in the UK with this accreditation.