Assurance and Inspection Division
To embed notions of quality into every aspect
of school life for effective and efficient education delivery and improved
student outcomes in a globally competitive environment
The Quality Assurance and Inspection
Division (QAID) was created in 2012 in line with provisions made in the Education
Act for the promotion and maintenance of high quality standards in secondary
schools through an appropriate quality assurance mechanism and SDG target 4
which involves “ensuring that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and
quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective
learning outcomes”. Following
a series of consultative and validation meetings, the QAID launched on 26 June
2019 its Quality Assurance Framework and Handbook for Quality
Assurance Exercise, two documents that set out benchmarks and
quality standards in secondary education, give a new sense of direction to
secondary schools through the structuring of quality assurance initiatives and chart
a path for school improvement.
Quality Assurance will focus on the following major strands in the
course of its functional exercise:
(i) It will
concentrate on five school domains: Student Attainment, Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Management, School Ethos and
Climate and School Infrastructure
will be used to assess the quality of the educational service and its conformity with national norms and standards
will engage in an internal review to identify areas of good practice as well as
areas for improvement
external evaluation will be carried out following which schools will be given
the necessary assistance to devise school improvement plans.
The quality assurance mechanism is meant to secure internal
efficiency and monitor the quality of education dispensed in schools. This is achieved when schools and the Quality
Assurance and Inspection Division work collaboratively with the latter
providing the needed guidance and relevant support. The QAID will invite schools in 2020 to engage in a
self-review process wherein Rectors,
together with Educators, will
· Reflect on the progress made in relation to the targets spelt out in
their School Development Plan.
· Sustain areas of good practice that can be spread across the school
population and shared with their external stakeholders.
Plan for improvement and development.
will be followed by an external evaluation of the strengths and key quality issues
for overall school improvement. With the assistance of the Quality Assurance
team, schools will be requested to work out an effective ‘School Improvement
Plan’ that will serve as a roadmap to create and maintain a quality culture
within the school.