The Namibia Qualifications Authority’s head of accreditation audit and assessment, Polli Andima, has said the current legislation regarding accreditation of institutions poses a challenge as it makes accreditation optional. Speaking at Government’s Information Centre on Wednesday, Andima said the legislation states that institutions may apply for accreditation. Andima, however, the Namibia Press Agency reports, said to avoid members of the public studying through unaccredited institutions, the NQA has a free service where anyone can approach them to find out whether a given institution or programme is accredited or not