Quality Assurance and Accreditation Department of Ministry of Higher Education of Afghanistan

Membership Type: Intermediate
Email: zia.andar@gmail.com
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2012
Countries/regions/states of operation: Afghanistan

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Professor
First Name: Homa
Surname: Khalid
Job Title: Acting Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation
Phone: +93-700287613
Email Id: homa.khalid@gmail.com
Alternative Email Id: zia.andar@gmail.com

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Mr
First Name: Ruhullah
Surname: Muhammadi
Job Title: Academic Officer of Higher Education Development Program
Phone: +93-775286162
Email Id: ruhullah2008@gmail.com
Alternative Email Id: ruhullah2008@gmail.com

Organisation Details

Quality Assurance and Accreditation Department of Ministry of Higher Education of Afghanistan
Address: Ministry of Higher Education, Karte char, 23 hoot road, Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Website: http://www.mohe.gov.af

Additional Contacts

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: Applicable Only For Institutional Members
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: Applicable Only For Institutional Members

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
Applicable Only For Associate Members

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Directorate is responsible for quality assurance and accreditation of public andprivate higher education institutions. The Agency will work with the higher education institutions to encourage quality improvement.
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
The goal of this Department is growth, Development, promotion and enhancement of quality in public and private universities all across the country. To reach this goal, higher education institutions need to apply all programs set for the Quality Assurance and Accreditation by this Department.
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
The Afghanistan Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency endorses that the Second National Higher Education Strategic Plan: 2015-2019 Action Plan and Budget has approved a budget line of ($1,639,000) for the entire activities of Quality Assurance and Accreditation during the five years of NHESP-II (2015-2019) that will be covered by the Ministry of Higher Education and the donor support.

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region
Criteria Requirements for Observer: Applicable Only For Observers

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: No additional information is required for my application
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
  • $300 Member Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member (if not INQAAHE Member)
I will be applying for support for: None

Documents Submitted












Bye-Laws_for_QAAD-_English.pdf
Draft_of_Strategic_Plan_for_Quality_Enhancement_in_Higher_Education.pdf
QA_letter_for_APQN.pdf

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