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uh kre duh tay shuhn

  • n  the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to educational institution that maintains suitable standards)
    a commission is responsible for the accreditation of medical schools

  • Ten days after undergoing a surprise review, aFlorida hospital plagued by disastrous mistakeslost the accreditation needed to continue receiving Medicare payments.
  • To help bolster its reputation, the school obtained accreditation from both regional standard bearers and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the .
  • Several foreign correspondents have been arrested for working without accreditation in the past few weeks (Zimbabwe routinely denies accreditation to almost all foreign reporters).
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  • Gary Doer in National Post
    We believe working people and their families do not want a situation where they have to go through 13 separate accreditation processes, but rather one accreditation process,Mr. Doer told reporters.
  • Kapil Sibal in Economic Times
    Mr Sibal, who has stressed on the need for transparency in the education sector, said: "We will explore the possibility of setting up an independent accreditation authority. At present there is no accreditation policy on schools. If any child goes...
  • Peter Beattie in Melbourne Herald Sun
    To have a national system of accreditation is light years ahead of what we had,Mr Beattie said. "This accreditation system is a very significant advance and I am delighted to have been at a COAG (meeting) that made that decision."

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