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9TH ICQAHEA - Accra, GHANA - September 18 - 22, 2017. THEME: “Quality Higher Education, Harmonisation and Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals in Africa”.    

Program of Events

  • Monday, September 18, 2017

    Arrival and Registration

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Time Event/Program Description/Summary Hall/Room
    9.00-11.00 a.m.

    Opening Ceremony

    Chairman of the Opening Ceremony: Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile, Secretary-General, Association of African Universities

    Special Guests of Honour

    • Professor Juma Shabani, Chairman, ICQAHEA
    • Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile, Secretary-General, Association of African Universities
    • Dr. Yohannes Woldetensae, Senior Education Expert, African Union Commission
    • Professor Peter A. Okebukola, President, GUNi-Africa
    • Professor Chiedu Mafiana, President AfriQAN
    • Olin O. Oedekoven, President & CEO, Peregrine Academic Services. Gillette, WY, USA

    OPENING CEREMONY PROGRAMME

    Introduction and Welcome

    • Introduction of Platform Guests and the Conference- Professor Peter A. Okebukola, President, GUNi-Africa and Professor Jonathan Mba, Coordinator, AfriQAN
    • Welcome Remarks by Chairman, ICQAHEA, Professor Juma Shabani
    • Welcome Remarks by President AfriQAN, Professor Chiedu Mafiana

    Goodwill Messages

    • Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile, Secretary-General, Association of African Universities
    • Dr. Yohannes Woldetensae, Senior Education Expert,  African Union Commission
    • Olin O. Oedekoven, President & CEO, Peregrine Academic Services. Gillette, WY, USA

    Keynote Address

    • Professor Nimi Briggs, Chairman of Council, Federal University, Lokoja, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt and former Chairman, Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities

    Formal Opening

    • Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile, Secretary-General, Association of African Universities

    Vote of Thanks and Announcements

    Preliminary introduction of Managing for Excellence in the 21st Century: The Total Quality Approach by Professor Goski Alabi.

    • Professor Jonathan Mba, Coordinator, AfriQAN
     
    11.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
    TEA/COFFEE BREAK
    11.30a.m. - 1.00 pm

    Progress since the 8th ICQAHEA: Recent developments in quality assurance in higher education in Africa

    First Plenary Session

    This opening plenary session will present highlights of quality assurance activities in higher education in Africa since the 8th ICQAHEA in Namibia. Key questions to be addressed are: What progress has been made? What are the challenges? What actions can be taken at the institutional, national and regional levels to break down barriers to progress? The session will also provide a report card on the level of implementation of the resolutions of the 8th ICQAHEA.

    Chairman: Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile, Secretary-General, Association of African Universities
    Rapporteur: Dr. (Mrs.) Stephanie Engola, Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon

    Keynote Address:  Professor Juma Shabani, Chairman, ICQAHEA,

    Lead presentations:

    1. What the 8th ICQAHEA triggered in the Namibian higher education space. Mocks Shivute, Executive Director, NCHE, Namibia
    2. Developments in quality assurance in Zimbabwe higher education system since 2016- Dr. Evelyn Garwe, Deputy CEO, National Council on Higher Education of Zimbabwe
    3. Developments in quality assurance in the Nigerian higher education system since 2016- Dr. Biodun Saliu, Director of Quality Assurance, National Universities Commission, Nigeria
    4. Developments in quality assurance in Senegalese higher education system since 2016- Professor Papa Gueye, Secrétaire Exécutif, Autorité Nationale d'Assurance Qualité de l'Enseignement supérieur (ANAQ-Sup), lot1-2, cité Iba Ndiaye Diadji, Sacré Coeur Pyrotechnie, Dakar
    5. Developments in quality assurance in CAMES since 2016- Professor Bertrand Mbatchi, Secretary-General, CAMES.
    6. Report card on the level of implementation of the resolutions of the 8th ICQAHEA. Dr. Biodun Saliu, Rapporteur-General of the 8th ICQAHEA and Director of Quality Assurance, National Universities Commission, Nigeria
    • Plenary Discussions
    • Presentation of summary of discussions and recommendations by Chairman/Rapporteur
     
    1.00- 2-00 p.m.
    LUNCH BREAK
    2.15-3.45 pm

    Strategic Options for Attaining the SDGs in Africa through Quality higher Education

    Second Plenary Session

    This session will discuss options that can be explored for improving the quality of higher education in Africa in the march to attaining the SDGs

    Chairman: Kwameh Dattey, Executive Secretary, National Accreditation Board, Accra
    Co-Chairman: Professor Betrand Mbatchi, Secretary-General, CAMES

    Rapporteur: Peter Kodje, Secretary-General, All-Africa Students Union (AASU), Accra

    Keynote Presentation: Professor Goski Alabi, University of Development Studies, Accra.

    Contributions from Director or staff of the Quality Assurance Directorate/Academic Planning from:

    1. Gambia
    2. Ghana
    3. Kenya
    4. Nigeria: Dr. Sani Sumailia Ibrahim, DAP, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna
    5. Senegal
    6. Zimbabwe
     
    3.45-5.00 pm

    Quality higher education for graduate employability in Africa: Can we get it right?

    Third Plenary Session

    This session will present case studies of exemplary practices in the promotion of graduate employability through quality higher education within the context of the SDGs.

    Chairman: Professor Ana Maria Nhampule, Presidente do CNAQ, Mozambique
    Rapporteur: Yerro Sewo, Assistant Registrar/ Senior Quality Assurance and Planning Officer, The University of the Gambia

    Keynote Presentations: Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos and past-President, Nigerian Academy of Science

    Case Studies

    1. Cameroon: Professor Brusil Miranda Metou, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Dschang, Cameroon
    2. Ghana: Professor Gabriel Teye, Vice Chancellor, University for Development Studies, P. O. Box TL1350, Tamale
    3. Kenya: Professor Josephine Arasa, Ag. Associate DVC, United States International University, Kenya
    4. Nigeria: Professor Ngozika Mbajiorgu, Director, Academic Planning And Professor Of Science Education, Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Nigeria
     
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2016

    Time Event/Program Description/Summary Hall/Room
    9.00 -10.15 a.m Special  Plenary Session 1: The HAQAA Initiative: Progress Made on PAQAF, AQRM and ASG

    Chairman: Professor Jonathan Mba
    Co-Chairman: Professor Jean KOUDOU, Burkina Faso
    Speakers:

    • Dr. Yohannes Woldetensae, Senior Education Expert, African Union Commission: Title: Updates on PAQAF and AQRM
    • HAQAA and ASG Coordinators: Title: Updates on HAQAA and ASG
     
    10.15 - 11.15 a.m. Special Plenary Session 2: Peregrine Partnership on Quality in Higher Education in Africa towards meeting the SDGs

    This session showcases the products of Peregrine Academic Services usable by the African higher education system to boost quality and ensure the attainment of SDG 4.
    Note: The International Organising Committee of ICQAHEA specially appreciates Peregrine Academic Services for providing support for implementing the series of ICQAHEAs.

    Chairman: Professor Nimi Briggs, Nigeria
    Presentation: Olin O. Oedekoven, President & CEO, Peregrine Academic Services. Gillette, WY, USA

    Plenary Discussions
     
    11.15-11.45 a.m.
    TEA/COFFEE BREAK
    11.45 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

    Contributed Paper Presentations

    Parallel Sessions

    These sessions will address the following sub-themes:

    • Recent regional developments in enhancing quality and accelerating harmonisation: lessons from other region;
    • Regional Quality assurance an  harmonization Initiatives in Africa : the continental strategy for Education for Africa 2015-2025 (CESA); the Harmonisation  of African Higher Education Quality Assurance  and accreditation (HAQAA) Initiative; Tuning and Erasmus +;
    • The role of quality assurance and harmonization in higher education institutions in attaining the SDGs in Africa and beyond;
    • The role of research and development and ICT in higher education institutions   in attaining the SDGs

    Room 1


    Chairman: Professor Sena Bakre, Director, ODLRI, Lagos State University, Nigeria
    Co-Chairman: Dr Daniel Tau, CEO of Bocodol (BOU), Botswana
    Rapporteur: Makesa Kalifungwa, Head of Law & Distance Learning/Chairman Quality Control Team, LIUTEBM University, Zambia

    Title

    Surname

    First Name

    Country

    Institution

    Title of Presentation

    Prof.

    Alabi

    Goski

    Ghana

    University of Professional Studies, Accra 9UPSA)

    Capacity Building In The Teaching Of Quality Assurance In Universities In Africa

    Prof.

    Bak're

    Sena

    Nigeria

    Lagos State University

    Normative Evaluation Of Teaching By Undergraduate Students: Implication For Internal Quality Assurance Mechanism For Sustainable Development

    Dr.

    Owolabi

    Tunde

    Nigeria

    Lagos State University

    Dr.

    Ofem

    Igot

    Nigeria

    Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

    University Research And The Digital Economy: A Catalyst For Sustainable Development Goals In Africa

    Mr.

    Jamil

    Muhammad Yousaf

    Pakistan

    University of Management & Technology, Lahore

    Understanding The Voice Of Students (Vos) To Enhance Teaching Effectiveness

    Room 2


    Chairman: Prof Jean Koudou, Burkina Fasso
    Co-Chairman: Prof. Frank Youngman who is the Head of Academic Services BOCODOL, Botswana
    Rapporteur: Dr. Osman Mahmoud Faiza Mohamed, University of Khatoum, Sudan

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. 

    Prof.

    KOUDOU

    Jean

    Burkina Faso

    06 BP9283

    Establishment and implementation of the LMD reforms in the doctoral training: case of University Aube Nouvelle

    2. 

    Dr.

    Osman mahmoud

    Faiza mohamed

    Sudan

    University of Khartoum / Institute of Endemic Diseases

    Effects of Ethics teaching and quality assurance in higher education on the achievement of Sustainable development goals :

    3. 

    Dr.

    Doh

    Pascal

    Finland

    HECADEV FINLAND

    Reinforcing the Role of the African University in the Community Innovation System.

    Room names will be provided on site
    1.30- 2-30 p.m.
    LUNCH BREAK

    2.30-4.00p.m.

    Academic Corruption as Depressant of Quality in the attainment of SDGs: Crushing the Octopus

    Fourth Plenary Session

    Academic corruption has deleterious impact on quality and hence will impede, directly and indirectly, the attainment of the SGDs. What lessons can Africa learn in developing quality culture at the institutional and national levels in tackling academic corruption? This is the key question to be addressed in this session. Case studies of successful practices will be narrated.

    Chairman: Professor Adolphe MINKOA SHE, Rector, Universite De Yaounde II BP 18 SOA, Cameroon
    Rapporteur: Dr. Stephen Akintunde, Mountain Top University, Ogun State, Nigeria

    Keynote Address: Peter A. Okebukola, President GUNi-Africa and Chair of the CIQG Advisory Council and Professor Nimi Briggs, Chairman of Council, Federal University, Lokoja

    Case Studies of Successful Practices in Tackling Academic Corruption

     

    1. Ghana: Fred Awaah, former Secretary-General, AASU
    2. Namibia: Nangula Iipumbu, Deputy Director, Quality Assurance, Private Bag 13301, Pionierspark, Windhoek
    3. Nigeria: Professor Obinna Chukwu, Director Quality Assurance and SERVICOM Unit, Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos
    Zimbabwe: Prof Regis Chireshe, Director - Quality Assurance & Academic Planning, Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe
     
    4.00-4.30p.m. Special Session 3: Presentation of Quality Assurance Book

    Book Title: Managing for Excellence in the 21st Century: The Total Quality Approach
    by
    Professor Goski Alabi

    Venue: Main Auditorium

    Chairman: Etiene Ehile, Secretary-General, AAU
    Distinguished Author: Professor Goski Alabi, Dean, Centre for International Education and Collaboration, University of Professional Studies, Accra 9UPSA)
    Eminent launchers: Professor Peter A. Okebukola, Professor Nimi Briggs and all Vice-Chancellors/Rectors

     
    4.30-5.30 p.m. Workshop: Parallel Sessions

    Workshop

    Content

    Facilitator

    No. 1: Emerging trends in programme and institutional accreditation: Beyond the stereotype

    • Traditional processes of conducting programme and institutional accreditation
    • New drivers shaping quality
    • Futuristic models of accreditation

    Professor Peter Okebukola
    Professor Nimi Briggs (lead) & Dr. Michael Ahove

    No. 2 Implementation of the Addis Ababa Convention

    • Provisions of the Addis Ababa Convention
    • Practical steps in implementing the provisions at the institutional, national and regional levels

    Professor Juma Shabani  and Yohannes Woldentasae

    No. 3: Establishment and  effective operation of quality assurance agencies/units at national higher education and institutional levels

    • Structure, functions and legal frameworks of quality assurance agencies/units
    • Quality assurance of input, process, output and outcomes in higher education
    • Resources and funding
    • Challenges and Overcoming obstacles to success
    • Setting up and running effective quality assurance unit in a university

    Professor Chiedu Mafiana and  Dr. Noel Saliu

    No. 4: Practicum on African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM)

    • Philosophy, objectives and indicators of AQRM
    • Practical work on AQRM

    Yohannes Woldentasae

    No. 5: Quality Assurance of Open and Distance Learning

    • Setting minimum standards for open and distance learning
    • Quality assurance of courseware, delivery system, evaluation practices, research and student support

    Dr. Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf

     
    8.00 – 10.00 p.m.
    DINNER
  • Thursday, September 21, 2016

    Time Event/Program Description/Summary Hall/Room
    10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

    AfriQAN General Meeting

    4th Special Session

    The African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN) hosted by the Association of African Universities (AAU) was set up to provide assistance to institutions concerned with quality assurance in higher education in Africa. The network is the official platform for the cooperation of African quality assurance organisations and collaborates with similar organisations in other regions.

    In April 2009, AAU organised a stakeholder's workshop in Dodowa, Ghana which came up with a declaration, the "Dodowa Declaration" that emphasized the importance of the network to foster collaboration and linkage among the quality assurance bodies within Africa. Accordingly, an interim AfriQAN committee was elected whose efforts led to the development of a draft AfriQAN constitution. At the first general meeting in Accra, Ghana, from 25th to 27th November 2009, the founding members of AfriQAN, met and adopted the AfriQAN Constitution. In September 2012, a number of constitutional amendments were suggested, which were subsequently approved in June 2013 in Libreville, Gabon. The agenda for the General Assembly will include an update on the implementation of the AfriQAN work plan 2017-2018; subscription and membership dues.
     
    11.00 a.m. - 12.30p.m Fifth Plenary Session:  Symposium of Rectors, Presidents and VCs

    Title: Role of African Higher Education Institutions in the Attainment of the SDGs

    Moderator: President, AAU

    Participants: Current or former Rector/President/VC from BURKINA FASO, CAMEROON, COTE D’IVOIRE, GHANA, ETHIOPIA, MOZAMBIQUE, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, TANZANIA, ZIMBABWE

     
    12.30 - 1.00pm

    Towards Africa’s Preparation for the 2018 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education: Input by ICQAHEA

    Fifth Plenary Session

    In September 2018, UNESCO will convene a global conference on quality assurance in higher education. What should be the input of ICQAHEA to this conference?

    Chairman: Professor Juma Shabani, Chairman, ICQAHEA
    Discussants:

    1. Professor Peter A. Okebukola, President, GUNi-Africa
    2. Professor Chiedu Mafiana, President, AfriQAN
    3. Professor Bertrand Mbatchi, Secretary General, CAMES
    4. Professor Jonathan Mba, Coordinator, AfriQAN
    1.00 - 2.00pm
    LUNCH BREAK
    2.00 - 2.30 p.m

    Closing Ceremony

    Chairman: Professor Juma Shabani, Chairman and Coordinator, ICQAHEA

    • Presentation of Communique by Rapporteur-General- Dr. Biodun Saliu
    • Presentation of Certificates
    • Remarks by Participants
    • Vote of Thanks
    • Chairman’s Closing Remarks
     
    2.30 – 6.00 p.m
    EXCURSION AND TOURS
     
    DEPARTURES
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Contacts

For further information, please contact:
  • Professor Juma Shabani, Chairman, ICQAHEAs; and Executive Secretary, GUNi-Africa (jushabani(@)yahoo.fr)
  • Professor Peter Okebukola, President, GUNi-Africa (pokebukola(@)yahoo.com)
  • Professor Chiedu Mafiana (chiedu.mafiana(@)gmail.com)
  • Professor Jonathan Mba (for AfriQAN-related inquiries) (jcmba(@)aau.org)