Agency reviews

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Five pilot reviews of quality assurance agencies of higher education have been conducted to support established QAAs in

1) general development and improvement,

2) adherence and adaptation to the standards and guidelines established for the African continental framework (PAQAF and ASG-QA)

3) increased visibility and

4) implementation of transparent procedures that adhere to international standards.

Three international experts undertook a four-day visit. The pilot reviews were also a means of testing the model for agency reviews developed in the HAQAA Initiative (which is intended to apply in the context of the PAQAF in the future), as well as the applicability of the newly developed ASG-QA (on which the agency review model is based).

The pilot reviews were aimed at more established quality assurance agencies in Africa, i.e., those that have been in operation the longest, that may have achieved sufficient autonomy/independence in their processes, and that demonstrated interest in regional and continental African participation.

The intention was also to contribute to the process of improving mutual recognition of accreditation decisions among African quality assurance agencies, based on a common understanding of how to carry out external quality assurance and accreditation. The evaluations were at the same time a training opportunity for experts and agencies, who gained first-hand experience in applying QA to the ASG through the new evaluation model.


List of participating agencies

Agency/Country Type of activity Language
Autorité Nationale de l’Assurance Qualité de l’enseignement superieur (ANAQ-Sup)- Senegal Agency review French
National Council for the Evaluations of Quality in Higher Education (CNAQ) – Mozambique Agency review Portuguese
Egyptian National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) – Egypt Agency review English
Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) Agency review English