"BQA" Holds the Third NQF Advisory Committee Meeting Recommendation for listing one vocational institution, placement of (35) national qualifications, re-validation of (8) national qualifications and alignment of (12) foreign qualification on the NQF

The NQF Advisory Committee of the Education and Training Quality Authority recommended the listing of one vocational institution, placement of (35) national qualifications and alignment of (12) foreign qualifications on the NQF as they meet the requirements and standards for institutional listing, qualification placement and alignment of foreign qualifications, as well as the re-validation of (8) national qualifications offered by two higher education institutions. 


 This took place during the third virtual meeting of the NQF Advisory Committee of this year, which was chaired by Dr. Tariq Mohamed Al-Sindi, Chief Executive of the Education and Training Quality Authority and in the presence of Committee members, on Sunday, 22 May 2022. 


The NQF Advisory Committee was established by Cabinet Resolution No. 52 of 2013. The Advisory Committee is chaired by the BQA's Chief Executive. It includes representatives from the Ministry of Education (MoE), Higher Education Council (HEC), Civil Service Bureau (CSB), Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD), Public Universities, Private Universities, Private Vocational Institutes, and the Private Sector. The Advisory Committee oversees all NQF activities, particularly the recommendations of policies related to the Institutional Listing and Qualifications Placement, which are presented to them after being quality assured  by the internal Quality Assurance Committee (QAC). The resulting recommended policies and reports are presented to the BQA Board of Directors for approval and endorsed by the Cabinet.