Let’s start with what is quality assurance? And then we will discuss why quality education is important?
Quality assurance is the systematized and efficient assessment of scholastic programs to ensure that acceptable and adequate standards of education, studentship and infrastructure are being maintained.
It was typically whispered and presumed that the fundamental accountability of the educational foundation is to deliver education, though these days, only teaching and transmitting knowledge is not sufficient. Nowadays the task of the universities and colleges is to uphold and preserve their core capability with enhancing universal standards rather than just converging on their core responsibility. When they sustain global standard, at the same time they tend to contribute to humanity in terms of education, learning and research at the chief collective level of excellence.
As tutors, leaders, heads of departments, organizers and rule creators in education, you may be having this question in your mind – why worry about quality education? It is because the quality should be a bottom-up tactic and every one should be mindful of why we should worry about quality of our teaching, curriculums and organizations. Some of the aims and reasons are:
The world is going more towards globalization, where competition among educational associations for scholars, students and investments will be extremely momentous. With globalization, the educational environment will be apprehended by augmented competition. In order to survive in such a condition, educational institutions need to worry about their quality. Because of the environmental circumstances, schools and colleges are forced to consider the quality of education and make themselves compete at the global benchmark.
- Customer Satisfaction
Consciousness level have increased among the students, parents and sponsoring agencies, all being as a customer for educational institution. They are concerned about their rights and value for their money and time spent in the schools and universities. The educational world is becoming a challenge for institutes as customers are now demanding respectable and good quality training and employable expertise, and thus institutes should persistently worry about whether the courses and programs are up to the needs of the labor market.
- Maintaining Standards
Educational organizations are always concerned about setting their own standard and sustaining it unceasingly year after year. In order to uphold the standards, institutes should willfully make sincere efforts to enhance the quality of the educational dealings and communications as well as the educational provisions and amenities.
Every organization is answerable and responsible to its stakeholders as well as shareholders in terms of the resources and funds (public or private) utilized on any work related to education or institute. Concern for excellence will ensure accountability of the funds consumed and notify the stakeholders and participants about taking suitable decisions. Thus, quality can be measured as a monitoring apparatus and mechanism.
- Improve employee morale and motivation
Your concern for quality as an institution will progress the self-esteem and motivation of the staff in executing their task, duties and responsibilities. If a quality structure is in place, the internal procedures would be systematic and efficient, making every department complementing each other’s domain and serving in emerging internal customer satisfaction leading to high confidence and motivation.
- Credibility, Prestige and Status
If Institutes are worried about excellence, continuously and not once in a while, it will bring in credibility to individuals and your institution because of steadiness, reliability and consistency leading to practice, status and brand value.
- Image and Visibility
Quality institutes have the ability to fascinate enhanced stakeholder support, like getting merited students from remote and nearby, amplified aids/ scholarships from philanthropists/ funding agencies and higher employer interest for easy placement of alumni.
Quality learning is not only crucial for meeting people’s basic needs, but is also important in nurturing the conditions for global peace and sustainable growth. All young people need to learn in active, collaborative and self-directed ways in order to flourish and contribute to their communities and schools. Along with the basics, they need to acquire attitudes, standards and skills as well as information.