The AQRM is a key institutional assessment tool of the PAQAF, approved originally by the COMDAF of the African Union in 2007. It is aimed at supporting institutional quality in higher education via self‐assessment. It is essentially a self‐evaluation/self‐rating tool that consists of three parts: the survey questionnaire (section 1), institutional‐level quality reference points (section 2), and programme‐level quality reference points (section 3). Under HAQAA2, over 150 HEI will complete the survey online and many will also be offered the opportunity to receive a verification visit of an expert team.