Justification

  • To learn and share successful practices, techniques and procedures applied for Quality Assurance and Enhancement in Higher Education Institutes.1. More than 132 QECs have been established and have QA experts but they are not connected with each other on one forum.
  • To organize Conferences on Quality Assurance to provide forum for the Researchers and practionners of Quality Assurance.1. These QA Experts are invited regularly by QAA, HEC for presenting their progress. However, they are invited phase wise and there are more than five different phases, so they never chance to interact with each other.
  • QAA requires them to get membership of international QA network but all of them offer INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP which does not have any significant status in the network. Thus it cost a reasonable amount of money and there is no/little output achieved so far.
  • QAA, HEC is playing a supervisory role but mentoring or sharing of good practices in QA is not observed.
  • There are instances from other countries where similar networks were established and they are functional such as
    • Oman Quality Network: this network connects different institutes of higher education in OMAN. http://www.oac.gov.om/oqn/members/
    • Irish Higher Education Quality Network: This network connects different higher education institutions. http://www.iheqn.ie/member_organisations/default.asp?NCID=133
    • Arab Network for Quality in Higher Education connects different QA bodies from different Arab countries.
    • European network of quality assurance in higher education (ENQA)
    • European consortium for accreditation in higher education (ECA)
    • INQAAHE and APQN