IUGB Contributed to a Successful Workshop on Quality Assurance
The Association of African Universities (AAU) in Accra, Ghana, invited the IUGB Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Ahmed Legrouri, to co-animate a workshop on Quality Assurance in Higher Education. The Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Ivorian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research on 24-27 July 2018 in Abidjan. The theme of the event was “Revitalizing Higher Education Quality Assurance Systems, Tools, Processes and Procedures in the 21st Century”. Fifteen university officers and professors attended the Workshop. They were from Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Congo-Brazzaville, D.R. Congo, Guinea and Togo.
The Workshop was opened by Prof. Etienne Ehouan Ehile, AAU General Secretary, who presented the different activities of the Association and called for the institutions to join and to participate in the AAU projects. This intensive four-day training allowed for the two animators and the participants to share knowledge and skills related to quality assurance practices.
Prof. Legrouri brought to the Workshop the best practices of IUGB, which follow the US-style of higher education. His presentations on the Quality Approach through Institutional Accreditation; the Standards of Accreditation; Writing the Institutional Self-Study; Components, Development and Evaluation of Academic Programs; and Institutional Research & Effectiveness generated interest among the participants and led to long discussions.
The second animator was Prof. Zambo Assembe Salomon Emile from Yaoundé II University, Cameroon. He developed the following topics to the satisfaction of the participants: Conceptual Benchmarks of Quality, Quality Approach, the African Repository, Establishment of the Internal Structures of Quality Assurance, Models of Adaptation to Change, Curriculum Development Using APC’s Competency-Based Approach: the Tuning of Africa.
The sessions were interactive and the participants engaged into practical exercises. All the participants shared their experience and views as well as their institution’s practices.