Higher education: Quality assurance awareness week kicks off

The idea is to promote awareness about the importance of quality higher education.


Our Correspondent April 15, 2014
The idea is to promote awareness about the importance of quality higher education. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE:


The University of Health Sciences kicked off its Quality Assurance Awareness Week on its campus on Monday.


The idea is to promote awareness about the importance of quality higher education.

Several activities including banner displays, presentations and seminars have been have been organised by the UHS Quality Enhancement Cell for students, staff and faculty throughout the week to raise awareness on how to develop a policy and its associated procedures for the assurance of the quality standards of their programmes and work.

UHS Quality Enhancement Cell Director Dr Arif Rashid Khawaja said the Higher Education Commission’s Quality Assurance Agency was keen on ensuring quality higher education in Pakistani institutions. He said quality enhancement cells conducted impartial surveys to evaluate programmes, courses and teachers.

This helped the university to improve the quality of these programme and teaching.

They are also an important factor in determining the ranking of universities, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2014.

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