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His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Abdul Wahid Al-Hamadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Education, issued a ministerial decision for the formation of a committee to develop a framework for the establishment of a national body for academic accreditation and quality assurance for higher education institutions in the state.
The committee , headed by Dr. Khalid Al Horr, director of the Higher Education in the Supreme Council for Education, shall develop a framework for the establishment of a national Body for academic accreditation and quality assurance of higher education institutions in the state along with their programs. This comprehensive framework shall meet the realities and aspirations of higher education in the state and should be consistent with the good practices in place in the regional and international field. The committee will present a description of the governance of the proposed entity and its organization. It will lay the foundations for external and internal evaluation of institutions of higher education and will setup the development of mechanisms and standards, manuals and reference indicators necessary for the performance of the proposed entity to work.
The Committee is also concerned with the development and training of external evaluators and their duties and the publication of periodic reports for external evaluation including the development of a mechanism for communication with external institutions of education.
The Committee will suggest a number of required staff and their specialties in technical, administrative and financial field and determine the operational budget and any duties or functions assigned by the Ministry.
The committee comprises the Vice President of Qatar University Institutional Planning and Development as the Vice-President of the committee, and the membership of the Director of the Evaluation Affairs at the SEC, the Director of the Office of Higher Education Institutions Affairs at the SEC, the executive vice president of partnership and performance at Hamad bin Khalifa University , the Dean of Academic Affairs at Ahmed bin Mohammed Military College and the Dean of the Community College in Qatar.