Annual Quality Assurance For Higher Education Leaders- QAHEL Workshop
Date and time: 
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:56

Title: Annual Quality Assurance For Higher Education Leaders- QAHEL Workshop

Venue: Ibis Hotel - Lagos, Nigeria

Date: June 20-21, 2018

Director, Quality Assurance, Mr. Michael Wangai and Director, School of Biological Sciences, Prof. Paul Ndegwa of the University of Nairobi attended a two-day workshop in Lagos, Nigeria. The workshop was held by the African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN) under the Association of African Universities.  

The AfriQAN was set up by the Association of African Universities (AAU) in 2007 as a regional umbrella organization for quality assurance agencies in Africa, and to provide information to quality assurance practitioners on the continent on current thinking on the subject.

The annual Quality Assurance for Higher Education Leaders (QAHEL) workshop series is an initiative of AAU-AfriQAN aimed at enlightening the leadership of universities on current developments on quality assurance arena and provides a forum where they can share ideas and learn from one another for the good of higher education in Africa.

Purpose of the Training

The goal of the QAHEL workshop was to contribute to strengthening the capacity of the universities to deliver on their core business.

The expected workshop outcomes were to strengthen quality assurance capacity of university leaders, share knowledge of recent developments on quality assurance and promote QA culture among higher education institutions.

Discussion Points

Presentations and plenary discussions on various issues included the following:

  1. New developments in Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  2. Key roles of the Higher Education Leaders in Assuring Quality on Campus
  3. What works and what does not work in Quality Assurance
  4. International Accreditation for African Universities
  5. Ranking and Rating of African Universities
  6. Key issues on Quality Assurance in African Higher Education Institutions 

Group work tasks and experience sharing on the roles of the leaders (Vice Chancellors (VCs), Directors of Quality Assurance/Academic Planning (DQA/DAP), Deans, Directors and Heads of Departments (HoDs) in assuring quality on campus, the challenges they face in assuring quality and how those challenges can be overcome.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 06/10/2021 - 10:56