Dr. Jawaher Al-Mudhahki
The National Authority for Qualifications & Quality Assurance of Education and Training, Bahrain
Quality Higher Education for a Better Future
Higher Education includes all types of studies, training, training for research at the post-secondary level, provided by universities or other educational establishments that are approved as institutions of HE by the competent state authorities. The future concept of HE, is to promote the transformation of post-secondary institution into lifelong learning institutions and to define the role of university accordingly to UNESCO 1998.
There is an unprecedented demand for Higher Education and a great diversification in its fields. An increased awareness of its vital importance for sociocultural and economic developmental for better future, for which the younger generations will be equipped with new skills, knowledge and ideals.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030, Goal 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. How nations should reinforce Higher Education to be capable of providing better future for new generations, the education reform in the Kingdom of Bahrain is an example.
The Kingdom of Bahrain’s collaboration with international partners to establish a Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training was a success story. This success continued with the QQA cooperation with the kingdom’s government and private, education entities. The implementation of a well-set plan using a viable framework to assure Quality education followed by transparency in issuing review reports of Education institutions; represent an accountability tool for regulatory bodies.
Achieving Bahrain Economic Vision 2030: To shift from an economy built on oil wealth to a productive, global competitive economy shaped by government and driven by private sector is possible with the right mind set by a better education.