KISIS allows the hosting of several courses and programs spanning diverse disciplines. As a means of ensuring that the qualifications of aspiring students of a course or program meet the minimum registration or enrollment requirements set by the lecturers of the course or program, we adopted a method of scaling and ranking qualifications by means of a qualification framework.
Qualification frameworks define a method of classifying qualifications using a system of levels. Each level of a qualification framework is defined based on a set of common reference points, referring to learning outcomes, in areas such as knowledge, skills and abilities, regardless of the system or school where a particular qualification was acquired. A Qualification framework, in most cases, is created, agreed on and recognized by institutions throughout a region or country. This is the case of qualification frameworks such as the NQF – National Qualification Framework which is used in Europe; and SCQF - Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework used in Scotland.
Platform Qualification Levels
The qualification framework adopted we adopted for use on KISIS spans six (6) levels. These levels - Basic, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 and Level 5, allows us rank students' qualifications based on certificates submitted on the platform. When a student first registers on the platform, the user is assigned the Basic qualification level. The student can submit his / her certificate details which we will verify and decide on the qualification level to place the student based on the highest certificate award submitted by the user.
Our qualification framework targets West African schools. The levels details are further explained on the table below.
|Basic||The basic level is the default level assigned to all new students on the platform. The basic level gives you access to courses that do not have any qualification requirement. You can increase your qualification level from basic by submitting details of qualifications or certificates you own. Once they pass verification, you will be moved to a higher level.|
|Level 1||Attaining this qualification level requires that you possess and have submitted any of the following certificates: |
West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASCE)
General Certificate of Education (GCE)
|Level 2||Attaining this qualification level requires that you possess and have submitted any of the following certificates: |
Ordinary National Diploma (OND)
Higher National Diploma (HND)
|Level 3||Attaining this qualification level requires that you possess and have submitted any of the following certificates: |
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
Barchelor of Engineering (B.Eng)
Bachelor of Nursing (B.N)
Bachelor of Law (LLB (Hons)/B.L)
Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
|Level 4||Attaining this qualification level requires that you possess and have submitted any of the following certificates: |
Master of Arts (M.A)
Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
Master of Biochemistry (M.Biochem)
Master of Biomedical Sciences (M.BioSci)
Master of Education (M.Ed)
Master of Engineering (M.Eng)
Master of Languages (M.Lang)
Master of Physics (M.Phys)
Master of Science (M.Sc)
|Level 5||Attaining this qualification level requires that you possess and have submitted the following certificate: |
Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D)
It should be noted that the use of the qualification framework in ranking student qualification and determining registration eligibility may not be applicable to certain schools with courses and programs on the platform. There are courses and programs that may require that a more stringent verification procsses be applied in ensuring a student's eligibility in registering for the said course or program.