The establishment of a new entity which merges the National Accreditation Board (LAN) and the Quality Assurance Division, Ministry of Higher Education (QAD) was approved by the Government on 21 December 2005. This entity is responsible for quality assurance of higher education for both the public and the private sectors.
The new entity, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), was established on 1 November 2007 with the coming in force of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007. The MQA was officially launched by the Honourable Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Mustapa Mohamed, on 2 November 2007.
The main role of the MQA is to implement the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF) as a basis for quality assurance of higher education and as the reference point for the criteria and standards for national qualifications. The MQA is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the quality assurance practices and accreditation of national higher education.
The establishment of the MQA saw LAN dissolved and its personnel absorbed into the MQA.
With the vision to be a credible and internationally recognised higher education quality assurance body and the mission to inspire the confidence of its stakeholders through best practices, the MQA is set to chart new boundaries in higher education quality assurance.
As part of the development, OBE was introduced to members of Higher Education Institution, with believes of education philosophy that focuses on the graduate attributes or outcomes after completing an academic programme.
OBE is focuses on empirically measuring student performance, emphasis on measured outcomes, does not specify or require any particular style of teaching or learning, and requires that students demonstrate that they have learned the required skills and content.
In order to get into “the club”, ICAM had follow the OBE path and implemented the system to acquire the spirit and grab the attention of the industry showing that ICAM are able to overcome any obstacles effortless with our determination.
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