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Director's Message

The Centre for Quality Assurance exists to ensure the delivery of quality academic and support services to the University’s key stakeholders who include students, accreditation bodies both locally and internationally, academic and research institutions, employers, parents, sponsors and guardians, among others. In order to ensure structured and systematic monitoring on quality, the Center for Quality Assurance undertakes the following core activities:

  • Student evaluation that informs improvement of teaching and learning in the University. Student evaluations are done every semester.
  • Accreditation of all academic programs offered at the University by the Commission for University Education (CUE).
  • Continuous evaluation of academic programs internally and externally, followed by implementation of improvement plans based on recommendations set out after each evaluation. Externally, CQA works closely with CUE and the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA).
  • Quality staff through development and implementation of core skills training programs for the teaching staff. This is done through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).
  • Conducts regular tracer studies to ensure graduates are equipped with skills, knowledge and attitude relevant for the industry/marketplace. This is done in collaboration with the Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies.
  • Conducts regular graduate exit satisfaction surveys to assess satisfaction levels and recommend necessary improvements to student experience.
  • Benchmarking of programs with quality institutions locally and abroad.
  • Ensures accreditation of professional courses taught at the University and adherence to standards set by professional bodies.

Daystar University is committed to excellence. As a university we know that excellence neither comes naturally nor is it cheap. We are also cognisant that quality cannot be achieved without involving all stakeholders.

Center's Purpose Statement

  • The Center for Quality Assurance is mainly concerned with accreditation, evaluation and recognition. 

     The purpose of the Center is to ensure that the university achieves and maintains high quality educational standards and also exploits available opportunities for improvement

Broad Objective Of The Center

  • The broad objective of the Center is to ensure that Daystar becomes a recognized world class Christ centered university that offers quality education.

Specific Objectives Of The Center

  • To work with the university administration to ensure that the university has adequate and appropriate physical facilities for the University’s academic programs.
  • To work with Academic departments in conjunction with the relevant committees, such as the deans’ committee, the senate and the Commission for University Education to ensure that the University’s curriculum is adequate in terms of content and academic resources.
  • To provide guidance on internationally recognized benchmarks against which the university to assess its teaching/learning materials and equipment
  • To work with departments and relevant university bodies, such as the research department and HR, to ensure that faculty have the requisite academic qualifications.
  • To ensure that the university adheres to both internal and external quality assurance mechanisms in reference to assessment and examination of students..
  • To ensure that everyone in the university is kept aware of Kenya’s educational regulatory mechanisms as provided for in legal frameworks enacted by the government..
  • TTo network Daystar University with other universities in Africa and the world and to ensure that Daystar obtains and maintains high international ratings.
  • To keep daystar abreast with international education guidelines.
  • To ensure satisfactory documentation of work on quality assurance that can be used to reveal both strengths and weakness in the University’s education system.

Areas Of Activity In Quality Assurance

  • Keeping up-to-date documentation of records and data related to quality assurance.
  • Running regular workshops and trainings to ensure teaching staff are equipped with the requisite skills.
  • Developing and updating a system to continuously evaluate the university’s education system in terms of provision of information to potential students; provision of information to registered students and evaluation of teaching by students.
  • Providing a forum for self-evaluation by departments within the university and to ensure a follow up on all evaluations.
  • Establishing, revising and updating routines for evaluating the university’s work on the learning environment and quality assurance of new course provisions.
  • Regularly carrying out studies to determine the quality of the university’s graduates in the industry/ work place.

Strategies

  • Establish rapport with all departments as partners in the delivery of quality services.
  • Inviting professionals, local and international, to facilitate in trainings and workshops.
  • Collect information and data from locally based organizations such as CUE on quality assurance benchmarks and make these available to all departments.
  • Develop a Quality Assurance handbook to be distributed to all departments.
  • Collect information and data from international educational quality assurance organizations and avail these to relevant daystar university departments.
  • Give direction to the university and her constituent parts on quality assurance and accreditation.
  • Hold regular meetings with departmental heads to brainstorm on improving quality in the respective departments and to discuss current quality assurance trends in various academic disciplines/ educational administrative systems..
  • Publish annual appraisals of all departments in terms of quality delivery of services
  • Network with other quality assurance departments in and outside the country for comparison purposes








For any enquiries contact us on Email: Director: stuikong@daystar.ac.ke or Deputy Director: dmuthoka@daystar.ac.ke or call 0709 972 000.