Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education for Prospective New Academic Recruits

Government in January 2013 agreed that measures be taken to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in higher education institutions with effect from January 2015:

  1. A postgraduate diploma in higher education be a mandatory requirement for all new appointments to the position of full-time lecturers in HEIs
  2. Lecturers/ senior lecturers and professors already in post to be encouraged to follow refresher courses or CPD through distance/open learning or otherwise
  3. The Open University will provide on-line materials to help lecturers refine their pedagogical skills