National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE)

Membership Type: Intermediate
Email: Uzma.shakoor@nacte.org.pk
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2007
Countries/regions/states of operation: Pakistan

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Prof. Dr.
First Name: Irshad Ahmad
Surname: Farrukh
Job Title: Secretary (NACTE)
Phone: +92 51-90808155-6
Email Id: drirshad_43@nacte.org.pk

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

First Name: Uzma
Surname: Shakoor
Job Title: Senior Research Officer
Email Id: Uzma.shakoor@nacte.org.pk

Organisation Details

National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE)
Address: ​N Block, HEC, H 8/1, Islamabad
Pakistan
Website: www.nacte.org.pk

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: National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE) is responsible to accredit teacher education programs being offered by all public and private institutions in the country.
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 Mission of the Council is:
To ensure that all teacher education programs offer high quality teacher education in the country through a sustained and professional internal academic audit and external audit.

The objectives include.
1. Developing national professional standards for elementary and secondary school teachers.
2 Developing a mechanism for the conduct and evaluation of teacher education programs for accreditation purpose.
3 Establishing policies and developing standards and instruments for evaluation of teacher education programs.
4 Creating awareness, understanding and interest among the teacher education institutions, teacher educators, professionals and other stakeholders regarding the importance and need of accreditation.
5 Performing other activities that may directly or indirectly lead towards the attainment of the quality teacher education through accreditation process.
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan has rated NACTE as equal to the other three constituted accreditation councils. Information is available on HEC web. www.hec.edu.pk

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: Both Initial Joining Fee and Membership Fee

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