education and in their lives beyond university. It is crucial that schools
analyze and use valid and reliable information about students, such as their
achievement, progress and attitudes to learning. This information is used to make
decisions at a school-wide, cohort, classroom, group and individual level. Effective use
of data is linked to improved decision making in the governing, leading and managing,
and effective teaching dimensions. Self-assessment is a key mechanism through which
schools and teachers can gather and analyze information on the effectiveness of what
they do, and their progress towards their goals and targets. It involves investigating
evidence about student engagement, achievement and progress, and current ways of
doing things to find out where improvement is needed. Schools and teachers use the
results to inform their decisions about priorities for improving engagement, progress
Standard 3-7: The quality assurance system of universities should be in place to assure
that levels of students‟ achievements and progress are monitored and recorded duly for
the use of reference points, evaluation of achievement and meaningful academic
guidance and counseling.
Standard 3-8: The quality assurance system of the university maintains a record of the
total number of years, semester, and credits, for each student, to be eligible for
certification and other credentials.
Standard 3-9: Student progress and achievement monitoring system is comprehensive
enough to identify the students who are showing poor progress, who are not achieving
and who are at risk.
2.4 Criteria 4: Physical Facilities
The universities are to provide education and it does not take place in a vacuum.
Quality physical facilities are integral part of the quality learning opportunities at the
university Physical facilities create favorable learning condition and facilitate the
attainment of earning objectives. Physical facilities that are very important for
strengthening effective teaching learning and provide quality education include:
2.4.1 Classroom facilities must be adequate and well equipped with modern teaching aids,
e.g., multimedia projectors, public address system, DVD player etc.;
2.4.2 Library facilities with quality text books, reference books, journals, documents,
literature and access to digital library facilities and e-learning materials;
2.4.3 Information Technology resources with Internet connectivity;
2.4.4 Laboratory and field laboratories must be adequate, well equipped, accessible and
2.4.5 Medical facilities must be adequate, well equipped, accessible and useful to provide
emergency healthcare services ensuring health and hygiene within the campus;
2.4.6 Other facilities like clean, spatially adequate and separate leisure rooms for male and
female students, cafeteria facilities with nutritious and safe food, reading rooms,
theater, auditorium for staging cultural programs etc. Clean and hygienic toilets and
washrooms for male and female students. Playing field, gymnasium, lawn tennis,
School here means the academic unit of a university, e.g., department, faculty, institute etc. that form the core of
program delivery entity of the institution.