National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council

Membership Type: Intermediate
Email: infonaeac@yahoo.com
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2006
Countries/regions/states of operation: Pakistan (South East Asia)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Professor
First Name: Ishtiaq Ahmad
Surname: Rajwana
Job Title: Chairperson
Phone: +92-51-90802680
Fax: +92-51-90802682
Email Id: chairperson.naeac@yahoo.com

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

First Name: Raja Mehtab
Surname: Yasin
Job Title: Deputy Director (Admin & Finance)
Email Id: rmyasin@hec.gov.pk

Organisation Details

National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council
Address: NAEAC Secretariat, Sports Block, HRD Building, HEC, Sector H-8/1, Islamabad – 44000
Pakistan
Website: naeac.org

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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 NAEAC is mandated to organize a comprehensive program of accreditation of all degree programs of agriculture education institutions in private and public sector. The overall objective of accreditation is to improve the capacity of institutions and physical infrastructure to achieve and sustain academic excellence. In general, accreditation standards include review and assessment of the mission and purpose of the institute, academic programs, system of governance (faculty, staff, and student), quality of faculty and staff (teaching, service and research), student admissions and advisory services, library and information technology resources, physical and technological resources, financial management and quality assurance mechanisms, etc. Accreditation process is carried out through transparent and participatory process based on well defined standards, criteria and procedure established by Higher Education Commission (HEC). Besides accreditation, the Council is also mandated to organize awareness seminars, conduct regular Council meetings, develop roster of program evaluators/subject experts, develop and update the database, maintain its website, arrange publicity and advertisement and Annual Report depicting its annual activities and achievements.
i. Registration Forms
ii. NAEAC Eight Forms
iii. Selection Criteria for Program Evaluators/ Experts

iv. Evaluation Manual for program Evaluators

v. Annual Report
vi. Brochure
vii. Annual Work Plan viii. NAEAC Bye-laws
ix. Guidelines for Program Evaluators
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
â??Developing a dynamic and evolving mechanism of quality assurance of agriculture education to meet the current and emerging challenges of knowledge economyâ? is the mission statement of the Council. The mission statement and its objectives are consistent with nature of the operations of the Council.
i. NAEAC Bye-laws
ii. Annual Report
iii. Brochure
iv. Annual Work Plan

Despite my best efforts, I am unable to upload the Annual Report of the Council because of its large size. However, three Annual Reports (FY 2007-08, 2008-09 & 2009-10) are available on our Council website i.e. www.naeac.org which can be downloaded and uploaded besides other useful documents of the Council.
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Higher Education Commission (HEC) has established four Accreditation Councils (ACs). The National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council (NAEAC) is one of them. As a proof, one can visit the main website of Higher Education Commission i.e. www.hec.gov.pk then click on QA Agency and then Click on Accreditation Councils and can find the website address of this Council. http://www.hec.gov.pk/InsideHEC/Divisions/QALI/QualityAssurance/QualityAssuranceAgency/Pages/AccreditationCouncils.aspx

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: I will be emailing and posting additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
  • $200 Member Fee: Institutional Member

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