Directorate of Academic Quality

The Directorate of Academic Quality provides leadership, reporting to the Executive Director, in the areas of policy development and implementation with respect to the development and enhancement of quality aimed at maintaining standards of all higher education provision. The Directorate of Academic Quality coordinates and monitors the work of the Council with respect to its responsibility for the academic quality and standards of higher education in Rwanda.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise the Executive Director and Board of Directors on all matters relating to the quality and standards of higher education in Rwanda;
  • Ensure that a regularly programme of institutional audits are carried out and reported on;
  • Ensure that a regular programmes of subject reviews are carried out and reported on;
  • Ensure that reviews are carried out to enable private higher education institutions to be awarded operating licenses;
  • Promoting the Qualifications Framework for Higher Education and ensuring that the Code of Practice is reviewed and updated as necessary;
  • Organise and oversee the delivery of a national capacity building programme to support the transformation of higher education;
  • Maintains a register of accredited higher education teachers and a register of recognized external examiners and reviewers;
  • Keeps abreast of international developments relevant to the work of the directorate;