Stage I of introducing the QA system in Higher education focuses on: Developing the QA manual, tools and documents in consultation with the major stakeholders;

Developing awareness, engagement and ownership of all stakeholders to the QA process. Guidelines for Quality Assurance practices;

Sense of responsibility and sense of ownership of the stakeholders.Stage II is to facilitate the establishment of IQACs at the universities. Universities shall build required capacity of the IQACs with the guidance and technical support of the QAU to make it functional.

Self Assessment of academic programs with external peer review; Quality Assurance culture; Readiness to meet the requirements for program accreditation. Stage III will focus on developing quality assurance and national accreditation council, gaining recognition of QA practices by external quality assurance agencies in accordance with the international standard.Program accreditation; Institutional accreditation; Ability to meet the quality standard with credibility.