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  “...Say: 'Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know? 
It is those who are endowed with understanding
 that receive admonition.'”  (Qur'an,  39:9)


“Seeking of knowledge is incumbent upon every Muslim...”  (Saying of Prophet Muhammad, s.a.w.s.,  compiled by Ibn Majah 1/224 & Tirmidhi, 218)

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"The Commission on Higher Education will promote quality and efficiency in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao System of higher education with the goal of effective governance in fostering economic growth, sustainable environment and total human development in the region."


The Commission will be an organization known for its distinctive strengths of integrity, flexibility, creativity, responsiveness, and risk taking, and for its commitment to work for the common good of society. Its transformed accreditation processes and its broadened range of services will support affiliated organizations in meeting new regional and national expectations for higher learning.

The Commission will pursue this vision by:

• Conducting its work with such openness, excellence, and integrity that it earns a national and international reputation for leadership in defining quality in the rapidly changing educational marketplace;

• Promoting flexibility in accrediting processes that utilize peer review in new and creative ways and serve higher education’s diverse stakeholders;

• Ensuring that its systems of peer review are discerning, objective, and accepted as effective and valid by its communities of interest;

• Responding to innovative educational models based on new knowledge about learning such as those incorporating on-line learning, collaborative initiatives, and distributed learning environments;

• Providing new services responsive to the needs of its stakeholders that: 1. share effective models of learning and of professional and organizational development, 2. disseminate lessons learned from innovative initiatives, and 3.demonstrate leadership in exploring ways for member institutions to grapple with the complexities of a fast-changing society;

• Making accreditation a learning experience that supports an institution’s ability to sustain excellence, foster assessment and improvement, and demonstrate integrity and accountability; and

• Creating new ways to work in partnership with stakeholders from higher education and the public to foster a culture of assessment, provide essential resources to members, and maintain an environment and ethic of accountability.



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