KARACHI: Prof. Colin N. Peiris from Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council (QAA) of Sri Lanka conducted recently a training workshop for strengthening capacity of quality enhancement cell activities of different public and private sector universities in Pakistan through video conferencing from Islamabad.
The workshop was organized by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM), according to IoBM Public Affairs Section. In this regard, HEC preferred IoBM from among top public and private universities and HEI’s to host video conferencing of this workshop.
There were three modules of this workshop: The need for Internal Quality Assurance; the process of Program Accreditation Assessments; Monitoring and Evaluation. It covered a whole range of topics from the Sri Lankan experience pertaining to Internal Quality Assurance to the advantages and benefits of External Quality Assurance.
Besides the resource person Prof. Colin N. Peiris from Sri Lanka, Ms. Fakiha Zafar, Programme Coordinator/ Director and Ms. Zia Batool Director General, Quality Assurance Agency, HEC, Islamabad played an instrumental role towards the success of this workshop. The beneficiaries of this workshop have been private and public sector universities in Pakistan through dissemination and sharing of information and expertise from the Sri Lankan experience and from within the country. The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of IoBM with Dr. Akhlaq Ahmed, Director and Mr. Moinuddin Ali Khan, Deputy Director, was complimented on the successful video conferencing of this workshop at its state-of-the-art Entrepreneurship and Management Excellence Center (EMEC).