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About DMU Institutional Quality Assurance Directorate
Debre Markos University is one of the second generation universities in Ethiopia, which was officially opened in 2005/06. The University has the vision to become one of the top ten Universities in East Africa by 2030. To realize this vision, the University has given special attention to teaching-learning, research, technology transfer, and community and consultancy services. The University’s missions in relation to the above focus area are preparing knowledgeable, skilled, and attitudinally mature graduates; promoting and enhancing research focusing on knowledge and technology transfer consistent with the country’s priority needs; designing and providing community and consultancy services that shall cater to the developmental needs of the country through active engagement of the community and stakeholders.
Since its establishment, the University has contributed a lot to the country and the surrounding community by producing a skilled workforce and serving the community in various ways. To realize the vision and meet the mission, the University has prepared five and ten-year strategic plans focusing on quality education and quality service. The university has also quality assurance policy in order to assure and maintain quality and standards of its programs. In the policy, the university has given an emphasis to quality assurance mechanisms. Issues of quality assurance and quality enhancement have been a major focus of attention for most higher education institutions in the world. This is because no university will survive the present competition with other universities in the country, in the region and in the world without paying attention to quality assurance.
Institutional Quality Assurance Directorate of the University is working strongly to the successful for the implementation of the strategic plans in collaboration with the university community. Institutional Quality Assurance Directorate is one of the University’s directorates and organized with one director, four officers, one secretary and one courier. In addition, there are ten college/institute/school quality assurance coordinators including Burie campus in the positions of vice dean. The directorate is accountable to the president.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Directorate stated in the Legislation
Tasks accomplished by the directorate
Tracer study has been conducted each year by collecting data from undergraduates
Supervisions have been made at least two times per year to:
Supervisions have been made on:
Due to lack of clarity, appropriateness and availability, the following checklists, criteria, policy and guidelines have been revised.
a. Jhpiego, the training focuses on: Customizing of standards, methods of data collection and quality audit procedures and documentation of the audit report, Competency based curriculum development
b. HERQA, the training focuses on: Purpose of internal quality audit, Internal and external quality audit procedures and preparation self-evaluation document.
Abatihun Alehegn Sewagegn (PhD)
Institutional Quality Assurance Directorate Director
P.O. Box: 269
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