A Brief History
The Pan African Board for Computer Science (PANAFRICANBOCS) was founded to the expressed needs of presidents, chief academic officers, and business deans and chairs who wanted an accreditation process that was not driven by prescriptive standards relating to inputs and resources, but was mission-driven and outcomes-based. At that time, the majority of the four-year colleges and universities in the United States that offered degrees in business were not recognized, and could not become recognized, by the existing business accrediting bodies. Similarly, hundreds of institutions of higher education located outside of the United States were unable to obtain specialized accreditation for their business programs.
Since that time, the PANAFRICANBOCS has grown into a leading professional accreditation body for colleges and universities whose primary purpose is excellence in teaching and learning, with well over 200 members and 800 accredited programs in the United States and throughout the world. In January 2011, the PANAFRICANBOCS achieved a significant milestone when the Board of Directors of the Council for Higher Education Distance Learning Accreditation Association (CHEDLAA) granted recognition to the PANAFRICANBOCS.