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Functions

​NUST Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is headed by Director Quality Assurance (DQA). He is the university’s focal person interacting with the relevant agencies/bodies at national and international levels. QEC is responsible for: 

  
  • Promoting public confidence that the quality and standards of the award of degrees are enhanced and safeguarded.
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  • Review of quality standards and the quality of teaching and learning in each subject area.
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  • Developing quality assurance processes and methods of evaluation to affirm that the quality of provision and the standard of awards are being maintained and to foster curriculum, subject and staff development, together with research and other scholarly activities.​
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  • Review of academic collaboration with other institutions in terms of effective management of standards and quality of programs.
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  • Defining clear and explicit standards as points of reference to the reviews/audits to be carried out.
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  • Developing qualifications framework by setting out the attributes and abilities that can be expected from the holder of a qualification. 
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  • Developing program specifications. These are standard set of information clarifying what knowledge, understanding, skills and other attributes a student will have developed on successfully completing a specific program.
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  • Ensuring that the university’s quality assurance procedures are designed to fit in with the arrangements in place nationally for maintaining and improving the quality of Higher Education​.