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Quality Assurance Knowledge and Skills Workshop, October 31 -November 3, 2017, Kumasi, Ghana

Theme: Revitalising the 21st Century Higher Education Quality Assurance Systems, Tools, Processes and Procedures

Date : October 31- November 3, 2017

Venue : Kumasi, Ghana

CONCEPT NOTE _Kumasi Quality Assurance Workshop

Workshop Aim:

The workshop aims to share knowledge and skills related to HE QA through sensitization and bringing awareness of what quality in HE is all about and the current continental and regional activities related to quality assurance. It seeks to minimize resistance to institutional QA practices and activities while dealing with the slow acceptance rate of QA in general by some HE communities. It aims to deal with issues of designing and establishing QA units/departments/directorates, QA policy, manual and the running of robust quality management systems. Strategies for developing and promoting a quality culture in institutions through education and training of management, staff and students will also be considered together with the integration of QA into the university systems. Assuring adherence to QA practices by institutional communities and formulation of instruments to set up, check, control and maintain the quality of HEIs will be discussed. The development of knowledge and skills for HE QA personnel, because they are recruited with no due consideration of QA qualifications will be dealt with. The development of knowledge and skills for HE personnel (lecturers, registrars, deans, chairpersons) because they are the custodians of quality in departments, faculties, student enrolments, staff recruitments, record keeping and examination process etc will also be examined. Knowledge and skills on Communication, Documentation and Data Collection in QA for record keeping as well as monitoring and evaluation of both students and staff will be shared.

Objectives of the workshop

  • Share knowledge and information on the important endowments and characteristics of a robust higher education QA system.
  • Equip participants with the background knowledge that informs good QA practices in HE.
  • Share knowledge and skills of the diverse ways of assuring quality in institutions of higher learning in order to expose to participants the importance of viable QA systems.
  • Make known to participants the recommended new modes and models of QA for HE institutions.
  • Bring awareness of Quality Assurance and increase the visibility of the Quality Assurance activities in African Higher Education.
  • Foster cooperation with other Quality Assurance Officers of higher education within the continent.
  • Disseminate Quality Assurance endeavours and benchmarks in African Higher education through all the possible means of communication.
  • Encourage the harmonization of African Higher Education through the African Standards, Guidelines and Benchmarks as well as the African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM) tool for institutional evaluations for QA in HEIs.
  • Train and sustain a pool of QA Officers in the region for the multipliers effect of quality assurance in African Higher Education Institutions.

Target Audience

  • Quality Assurance personnel in Higher Education Institutions, Colleges and Polytechnics
  • Deans of Faculties
  • Directors of Support Services
  • Registrars
  • Chairpersons of Departments
  • Librarians
  • University Council Members
  • University lecturers (including Doctors and Professors) from all areas of specialization including Medicine, ICT, Agriculture, Commerce, Law, Architecture, etc
  • Polytechnics lecturers including (including Doctors and Professors) from all areas of specialization including Medicine, ICT, Agriculture, Commerce, Law, Architecture, etc
  • College lecturers including (including Doctors and Professors) from all areas of specialization including Medicine, ICT, Agriculture, Commerce, Law, Architecture, etc
  • Training personnel in Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and International organizations

 

Registration Fees and how to pay:

USD350.00 for member universities and

USD400.00 for non-Member universities

 

Facilitators

Dr Violet Makuku

other experienced facilitators

Click here to register: https://www.research.net/r/17Workshop

Kindly download the concept note for further information on this workshop:  CONCEPT NOTE

 

7 Comments

  1. Dr. Margaret Agiang says:

    I am a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Calabar, Nigeria. I would have loved to attend the workshop on quality assurance in higher education coming up in Kumasi, Ghana October 31 to November 3, 2017 but for the registration fee. The economic situation in Nigeria is biting deep. I wish there could be a waver. I also want to know if the registration fee includes accommodation and feeding. Thanks.

    • Dr Violet Makuku says:

      Dear Dr Margret,

      Thanks for the communication. We could discount you a bit. The workshop is fee paying and currently we do not have sponsored workshops. The fees does not include accommodation and dinner. Kumasi accommodation is fairly cheap and affordable too. Kindly send me your e-mail address and WhatsApp number so that I can update you. How much can you pay so that I can forward your request to the Finance Dept?

      • Dr. Margaret Agiang says:

        Thanks for your reply. My whatsApp number is +234 (0)8066779635 and email is margaretagiang@yahoo.co.uk.
        If my University falls under member universities, i.e. University of Calabar, Nigeria, I’ll wish and appeal that I’m allowed to register with USD 200 so that I can make provision for accommodation and feeding. Thanks.
        Dr. Margaret Agiang

  2. What does the registration cover?

    • Dr Violet Makuku says:

      Dear Waceke,

      The registration covers the conference venue, teas and lunches for the days. It also used to pay the facilitators and to purchase other conference materials.

      Accommodation and transport are the participant’s responsibility but generally Kumasi accommodation (university guest houses) are very much affordable, up to around US$50 or less in some cases. Local transport to and from the venue is normally provided too.

      May I please have your WhatsApp number and e-mail address so that I can continue communicating with you.

      Looking forward to seeing you there!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Engr. Azaka Onyemazuwa Andrew says:

    Good day sir. I am a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria. I would have loved to attend the workshop on quality assurance in higher education coming up in Kumasi, Ghana October 31 to November 3, 2017 but for the registration fee, i may not be able to afford it. Please kindly send me letter of invitation via my email accepting my application to enable me to use it to apply for sponsorship from my university. Thanks.

  4. Rukayat says:

    Sir, I am an assistant lecturer in a Nigerian University. I would love to be in Ghana for this workshop. Any discount for junior faculties, please?
    Can we talk/chat on WhatsApp? +2348065194552 is my WhatsApp number.
    Thank you.

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