H.E. Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mr. Hussein Hazeb, commended the steps taken by Sana’a University and other universities during the last year for activating scientific research and community service and for organizing scientific and research activities, events, seminars and conferences in various governorates.
The Minister pointed to the universities that sought the technical support of the Council of Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance (CAAQA) for implementing the procedures of obtaining the National Program Accreditation, foremost of which is Sana’a University, the mother of all Yemeni universities.
The Minister’s speech was delivered at a workshop in Sana’a today, Tuesday, 4 January 2022, for announcing the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) in Yemeni public and private universities, organized by Yemen Center for Information Technology in Higher Education (YCIT-HE) in collaboration with Council for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance (CAAQA), in the presence of Sana’a University Rector, Prof. Al-Qassim Mohammad Abass.
The purpose of the classification project is to monitor, classify, analyze, encode and renumber higher education programs, disciplines and qualifications offered by public and private educational institutions in the light of international standards for the classification of different fields of education.
In the workshop, H.E. Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mr. Hussein Hazeb, confirmed that 2022 will be the year of academic accreditation and quality assurance in accordance with international standards. He noted that the coding system used in the classification of academic disciplines should be integrated into the programs and applications used in higher education to improve performance. According to the Minister, the announcement of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) is a step in the right direction to encode, classify and standardize the academic programs titles in universities, as internationally recognized.
The Minister of Higher Education reiterated that the e-portal will not open for registration in the medical programs in public and private universities, unless they apply for obtaining the National Program Accreditation from CAAQA during the next academic year. He also applauded the resilience of the Yemeni universities and their academic staff for continuing their educational mission despite the harsh economic conditions.