The High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES) based in France has confirmed the accreditation of the Regional Centre of Excellence in Avian Science (CERSA), Masters Programme  “without reservation, for five years.”

The accreditation was approved based on self-assessment according to the standards of HCERES and an evaluation mission embarked by the Council from September 11-13, 2017. Following the Evaluation, HCERES commended CERSA on its efforts towards the development of the poultry industry saying, “The Masters in Avian Sciences proposed in this framework responds to a strong need of the Togolese society and more broadly of the countries of West and Central Africa. The positioning of this training is relevant in the agricultural context of the region and the training objectives are consistent with the immediate and future needs of the poultry sectors.”

CERSA is the first in the University of Lomé to have its Masters program accredited by HCRES. The accredited Programmes include; Process of Transformation and Safety of Poultry products, Bio-safety and Bio-security of Poultry, Poultry Production Techniques,Poultry Biotechnology and Genetics, Socio-economy and marketing of the Poultry industry

The Commission recommended that, the Centre consolidates the training in Avian Sciences with emphasis on economic objectives and food security. Also, the university was advised to continue its quality assurance policy.