Ndejje University as one of the Ugandan Chapter member institutions is set to participate at the 8th Annual Forum of the East African Higher Education Quality Assurance Network duebetween the 7th to 10th of March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. EAQAN is a network of quality assurance practitioners in the region established in May 2012 during the inaugural forum hosted at Entebbe, Uganda.The forum is organized in collaboration with the Inter University Council for East Africa IUCEA).
The university will be represented in Kigali by the Director of Quality Assurance, Dr. Rita MakumbiandMr Peter Kayizzi who are scheduled to present a paper showcasing Ndejje University’s inroads in quality assurance on the theme: The end product: Exit surveys and stakeholders satisfaction. The case of Ndejje University, Uganda.
The conference draws participants from the East African Region and beyond who are experts and practioners of Higher Education Quality Initiatives. These include agencies like European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), DAAD Bonn, Aga Khan University, and African Union (AU) who include Quality Assurance Directors from universities, academies, university researchers, university administrators, executives, higher education agencies and experts, policy makers, trade unionists, student unions, among others.
Dr. Makumbi said thatthe Kigali conference will emphasise on issues of promoting ICT in enhancing active and innovative learning, use of ICT-mediated teaching as pedagogical tool to enhance access and teaching large classes.
She said the EAQAN members will also address issues related to strengthening postgraduate studies in higher institutions on the conference theme: ICT for Quality Higher Education and Expanded Access – Leveraging technology for effective quality Assurance Systems in East Africa.The other areas the forum will discuss include evaluation of functionality of institutional quality assurance systems and creating public- private partnership for institutional sustainability and enhancement of a quality product.
Dr. Makumbi who also doubles as the Chairperson of the Ugandan Universities Quality Assurance Forum said EAQAN forums provide opportunity for members to present papers and share experience in key issues of quality assurance.
“It is through such forum that members receive further training and networking tailored towards improving the quality of higher education sector in the East Africa region and beyond,” said the Chairperson.
The 2018 forum shall however build on the lessons from the themes of the previous conferences as well as suggestions given by participants during the 2017 forum that was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.