Maldives Qualifications Authority

Membership Type: Intermediate
Email: info@mqa.gov.mv
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2000
Countries/regions/states of operation: Maldives

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Dr.
First Name: Abdul Hannan
Surname: Waheed
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +960 334 4077
Email Id: hannan@mqa.gov.mv

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

First Name: Mariyam Fizaana Rashyd
Job Title: Director General
Phone: 009603026669
Email Id: fizaana@mqa.gov.mv

Organisation Details

Maldives Qualifications Authority
Address: 2nd Floor, H. Velaanaage,
Ameer Ahmed Magu,
Male 20027
Maldives
Website: www.mqa.gov.mv/

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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: 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
Maldives Accreditation Board (MAB) is formed by a decree of His Excellency the President of the Maldives, issued on 14 August 2000 under reference 1-D/22/2000/225. The mandate encompasses asccreditation of higher education institutions in the Maldives and approving all their academic programs for quality assurance. The Maldives Accreditation Board is also entrusted with validation of foreign qualifications obtained by Maldivians for the purpose of employment and further education.
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
Criterion: Mission statement and objectives
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
MAB mission is to assure the quality higher education in the Maldives through a process of assessment and accreditation. The objectives are as follows:
- provide a natioally standardized and quality assured qualification framework,
- rationalize and recognize various industry, vocational and academic qualifications within a coherent system,
- protect public interest through a quality assurance framework,
- support flexible and continuous upgrading of knowledge and skills through life-long learning, and
- provide a framework for private and public providers of higher education to demonstrate credibility and quality.
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members

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 posting additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
I will be applying for support for: Both Initial Joining Fee and Membership Fee

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