One of the primary activities of the HAQAA1 Initiative was to develop African Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ASG-QA). This is a guiding document for QAAs and HEIs across the continent and is instrumental in fostering a shared quality culture, facilitating the cross-border recognition of quality assurance and accreditation decisions. The AQG-QA are one of the tools of the PAQAF.
What are the ASG-QA?
The ASG-QA are a set of standards and guidelines for internal and external quality assurance in higher education. They are developed to bring added value to higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies by providing a unified framework applicable to all quality assurance processes, allowing an enhancement-led approach for institutional and educational quality.
The ASG-QA has now been finalized and can be used as a working document in African higher education. It is expected that it will be officially politically endorsed by the African Union in 2019.