The Higher Education Accreditation Board has not permitted study at the Merco School of Medicine

At the Faculty of Health Sciences of the International University of Struga, no student will be enrolled, will not study and will not start work until the legal requirements for accreditation of the study programs for the first cycle of professional studies for general nursing are met. and health care studies, informed by the Higher Education Accreditation Board:

Below are the reasons in several points for which the Board for Accreditation of Higher Education made this decision:

1. The decision to grant approval for the establishment of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the International University in Struga was made by the Government of the RSM at the session held on April 9, 2024, published in the Official Gazette number 86 of April 15.04.2024, XNUMX.

2. No student will be enrolled at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the International University in Struga and will not study until the legal requirements for accreditation of study programs are met, which according to the Law on Higher Education are an essential part of a higher education institution. to start work.

3. The first submitted study program for health care (nurse/medical technician) from the Faculty of Health Care of the International University in Struga, at the session of the Board for Accreditation of Higher Education on 06.06.2024 was REJECTED, i.e. a Decision was made which the study program for nurse/medical technician from the Faculty of Health Care of the International University in Struga is not accredited, because it does not meet the legal requirements.

4. According to the Law on Higher Education and the by-laws of the National Council for Higher Education following the Decision of the Government of RSM on granting approval for the establishment of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the International University in Struga and the submitted Project for the establishment of the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Board of accreditation of higher education was obliged to form an expert expert committee for medical sciences (a committee of three university professors, two of whom are full professors at the Faculty of Medicine - Skopje at the University "St. Cyril and Methodius" - Skopje and one full professor from the Faculty of Medicine of the State University of Tetovo) for evaluation of the written Project, for which he submitted two Reports according to which the procedure of the Board was carried out.

5. The conditions for starting work at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the International University in Struga according to the Law on Higher Education are evaluated exclusively by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Commission established by the Minister of Education and Science.

6. The Faculty of Health Sciences of the International University of Struga will not enroll students, why the Faculty of Health Sciences of the International University of Struga, in order to start work, needs to individually accredit the study programs for the first cycle of professional studies for general nursing and Health Care Studies in accordance with the Law on Higher Education.

7. The Board for Accreditation of Higher Education did not accredit all other Reports on study programs from other areas of the faculties of the International University in Struga submitted in 2024, that is, they were rejected by the Board for Accreditation of Higher Education.

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