21 Jan 2008

Marshalls college set to regain US accreditation

2:30 pm on 21 January 2008

There are hopes in the Marshall Islands that its college might regain full US accreditation in the next few weeks.

Accreditation gives the college access to federal funding and acceptance of its qualifications in the US, but it has been on the brink of losing it due to several problems.

Our correspondent in Majuro, Giff Johnson, says the college received its most positive report from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges reviewing the institution.

"It seems that the report coming out in the November visit to Majuro shows that the college had addressed most of the problems. That report went to the WASC commission just about ten days ago for a review. It could be that they will recommend removing the probationary status."

Giff Johnson says the college expects a decision in about two weeks.