Germany And Ghana Collaborate On Improving Higher Education

The leading German academic exchange program, the DAAD, will hold a workshop in Accra, Ghana to address quality assurance in higher education. Ghana’s Ministry of Education and other critical national organisations are partners in the seminar, which will begin on August 30. The program will examine current challenges in quality assurance, as well as strive for regional cooperation in this area.

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), and the Ministry of Education, National Accreditation Board (NAB), Ghana are jointly organizing a Workshop under the title ”Harmonization and Quality Assurance in the Ghanaian Higher Education System Challenges for the Higher Education Systems within a Global Environment – Examples from Ghana, the Sub-Region and Europe” from August 30 to September 1, 2010 in Accra.

The NCTE is the overall supervisory body of institutions designated as institutions of tertiary education in Ghana. It plays an advocacy, monitoring and evaluation role with respect to tertiary education issues as well as an intermediary role between government and tertiary institutions and other stakeholders.

The DAAD co-organizes this event in the frame DIES programme. DIES stands for „Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies“ and has been jointly coordinated by the DAAD and the German Rector’s Conference (HRK). DIES supports higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies to enhance the quality and relevance of study programmes.

The main goal of this seminar is to bring together the key Ghanaian players in the field of quality assurance in higher education with European experts to discuss current challenges in quality assurance in higher education, to exchange good practice examples and to stimulate regional cooperation in quality assurance.