Developing internal QA mechanisms – Towards an East African Quality Assurance framework

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Author(s)Mayunga H.H. Nkunya, Stefan Bienefeld, Christoph Hansert
The expansion of higher education in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) while contributing to national, regional and global development goals has raised concerns over the issue of quality. To address this, the national regulatory agencies of Kenya (CHE, Tanzania (TCU) and Uganda (NCHE) in collaboration with the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and the University of Oldenburg have started a collaboration to develop and pilot an East African QA framework. To this end a handbook including a diagnostic model for internal QA and external assessment was prepared and piloted in 22 selected institutions in the region. Additionally, staff of those institutions was selected and underwent training as quality assurance officers. Preliminary results, successes and challenges are identified and discussed.
CategoriesQuality of HE » 2008 3rd EQAF