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Rev. John Gichimu - Enhancing Quality Training In Africa Interior Churches


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  • 1. Enhancing Quality Training in AICs Presented at the WOCATI Consultation in South Africa 4th – 8th July 2011 Rev. John Gichimu Co-odinator OAIC-PTMF
  • 2. History of Standards for Quality Assurance in Africa
    • Early tertiary began by colonial masters in 1920s
    • University affiliation to western universities
    • Post-independent governments stressed the need for quality education
    • Establishment of accreditation institutions for quality carricula
    • Affiliation to chartered institutions
    • Set up of national quality assurance agencies
    • ACTEA set standards on theological education
  • 3. ACTEA Standards and Procedures for Accrediting Secondary Level .
    • Administration
    • Teaching staff
    • Facilities
    • Educational programmes
    • Students
  • 4. Accreditation
    • It is a process of self-study and external review to scrutinize institutions for quality standards and improvement.
    • The Process usually includes:
    • Self-evaluation
    • Peer review
    • Site visit
  • 5. Quality Assurance
    • It is a planned and systematic review process of an institution or programme to determine whether or not acceptable standards of education, scholarship and infrastructure are being met, maintained and enhanced.
  • 6. Categories of Quality Assurance
    • External quality assurance
    • Internal quality assurance
  • 7. Quality Assurance and Standards in Kenya
    • Is a function of the directorate of quality assurance and standards which is a professional arm of Ministry of Education.
    • Objectives:
    • Regular reporting to the Ministry of Education on quality education in the country
    • Monitoring performance of institutions
    • Ensure equitable distribution of tutors
    • Carry out regular quality assurance and standards assesment.
    • Advise provision of edequate facilities
    • Ensure appropriate curriculum is operational
    • Administer co-curriculum activities to develop an all-round person
  • 8. Organization of African Instituted Churches
    • The OAIC is an association of African Instituted Churches founded in Cairo in 1978
    • Vision
    • The people of God who are:
    • building on their African cultures and values
    • transformed by the Good News of Jesus Christ
    • blessed by the Spirit of God
    • so they can create an abundant life in community for their children and the world.
  • 9. OAIC Cont.
    • Mission
    • The OAIC works to bring Africa Instituted Churches together in fellowship, and to equip and enable them to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed.
  • 10. African Instituted Churches
    • African Independent or Instituted churches are heterogeneous faith communities across Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Categories:
    • Nationalist, Ethiopian
    • Spiritual, Aladura, Zionist, Roho (Akurinu)
    • African Pentecostal
    • Prayer and prophetic
  • 11. Historical Methods of Training in AIC
    • Apprenticeship/mentorship
    • Occasional meetings-cum-seminars
    • Weekly sessions
    • Quality in AIC Training
    • Tutelage personality – Gamaliel
    • Practical experience – good performance of candidate
    • Institutional?
  • 12. OAIC & Theology Training
    • Theological Education by Extension (TEE)
    • Curriculum model
    • Appropriate theological education for AICs
    • Documenting AIC theologies
    • Curriculum review
    • Accreditation
  • 13. AIC Training Initiatives
    • Theological Education by Extension (TEE)
    • African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) Kenya
    • Good News Theological College & Seminary (GNTCS), Accra, Ghana
  • 14. Conclusion
    • Quality training in AICs has roots from their foundations as observed in their historical methods.
    • OAIC continues to work with AICs to enhance quality at different levels.
    • At OAIC we cherish in sharing in ecumenical space of fellowship – learning from others as they learn from us.