Quality Assurance Directorate

The Hawassa University’s vision and Mission Statements has at its centre the aims of excellence, equity, transparency and efficiency; and the development of a quality culture is embedded in the University’s Strategic Plan. Following these major policies the HU quality assurance policy is developed.  The quality assurance policy encompasses the work of both quality assurance and quality management. Quality assurance focuses on academic matters and teaching and learning and links closely with those services which directly support students, such as the Library, Student Services. Quality management targets the effective development and monitoring of policies and procedures and the quality of administrative sections and services.

Quality will be improved through a continuous process of self-assessment with targets and standards, reviewing and evaluating progress and implementing action plans. The policy, procedures, implementing processes and monitoring mechanisms are will be made known to all stakeholders with the aim of involving everyone in the development of a quality culture. In order to develop this quality culture, the Hawassa University uses a range of ways to consult and inform and aims to continuously improve effective communication.


The purpose is to demonstrate the Hawassa University’s commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest level of quality assurance in its operation and management in line with national and international standards. It strives for this in every program, department, schools, college and Institute sees quality improvement as both an individual and collective responsibility.

Internal Structure

- At University level, the quality assurance director plays a pivotal role in providing strategic direction and in the formal institutional decision-making processes. There are 7 (seven) colleges and 1 (one) Institute. Total of 8 eight quality assurance coordinators; namely Awassa College of Agriculture, Wondogent College of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, College of Social Sciences and Humanity, College of Business and Economics and, College of Law and Governance and Institute of Technology.

- At the Department/School level Academic Standards and Quality Assurance Committee and number of Module teams in each Departments and Schools. 


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Armaye Assefa
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