Our Mission

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Mission and Introduction to MEMAC

The mission of the Middle East - Mediterranean - Asia  Accreditation Council is to advance educational excellence at independent, nonpublic schools, colleges, and organizations in the Middle East, Mediterranean and Asia regions. This is achieved through a deliberate and thorough accreditation process of quality assurance and enhancement as well as ethical business and educational practices.

The Middle East – Mediterranean - Asia Accreditation Council (“MEMAAC” or “Council”) supports the concept that periodic evaluation entered into voluntarily by institutions and their peers enhances the quality of the educational process and demonstrates that self regulation of a profession is superior to outside regulation.

MEMAAC is incorporated in the State of Delaware in the United States of America and maintains offices in Egypt and Azerbaijan. Since MEMAAC does not accredit any institutions in the United States, it does not intend on seeking recognition from the U.S. Department of Education.

To help institutions and peer evaluators meet their responsibilities in conducting the accreditation process, MEMAAC has developed and periodically revises a set of policies, procedures, and standards governing the activity. Collectively, they comprise the Accreditation Criteria which, when met by institutions, results in the awarding of accreditation.

Embodied in these criteria is the belief by MEMAAC that accredited institutions should at all times demonstrate a high standard of professional conduct involving educational practices and business ethics. Accreditation is not a regulatory process in the legal sense. The Council encourages not just conformity to standards but a continuous striving for excellence. Only those institutions that believe in this tenet should seek accreditation.

Our Hallmarks

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The hallmarks of our accreditation system include:

The process is voluntary and most often led by local educators and practitioners (as opposed to accreditation by visitors from faraway countries – our evaluators are located in various regions throughout our accreditation territory).

The process is not controlled by any government (government inspection is not accreditation).

Programs have real choice of an accrediting body (there is competition between accrediting bodies – any organization or individual seeking accreditation has the opportunity to research other accrediting bodies and make comparisons in order to choose what is best for them).

A professional agency, external to the accredited program, conducts the process -MEMAAC

  • Basing the process on the objectives of the program and the constituencies it serves
  • Using representation from all major constituencies in the evaluation team

The evaluation is based on clear, published standards (please see the standards we published on this website).

The process is evaluative rather than regulatory

  • Providing no detailed prescriptions
  • Designating no specific methodology