Research Paper | Management | Uganda | Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014
Quality Assurance; Understanding the Need; Boundaries and Linkages in the Education Sector
Abstract: This book provides a simplified version to the practice of Quality Assurance within our Education institutions. Education and training providers are at the base of the education and training system in that they are the organisations that actually engage in teaching and learning and deal directly with learners; the clients and the community; whom the education and training system is meant to serve. It is; therefore; of critical importance that Education providers develop Quality Management Systems (QMS) ; and that they receive the necessary support in order to operate within the set government policies; guidelines and regulations; and comply with circulars from Ministry of Education and sports. This book addresses the general issues related to Quality Assurance planning; management and sustainability for school administrators; the paradigms in quality management and quality assurance; the elements that would constitute a Quality Assurance System approach; and finally quality templates in our schools. The main aim of this book is to provide a build up of ideas and practical guidelines for the establishment of Quality Assurance Systems for Education providers. These guidelines are given to enable movement towards the development of Quality Assurance Systems in our schools. This includes the explanation of criteria for accountability; prestige and status; elaborating on the core criteria that Education providers will need to be able to satisfy. Finally; this book recognizes that in terms of the implementation of Quality Assurance Systems; a developmental approach is most appropriate. This book is very useful to school administrators; members of Boards of Governors/ School Management Committees; head teachers; teachers Old students of schools (alumnae) and current students.
Keywords: Quality Assurance, Education Sector
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014,
Pages: 8 - 23