General Info

Board of Trustees

The board of trustee consists of prominent members of the community. The Board issues the overall policy directives and guidelines along which the university is steered, appoints the president of the university and reviews annual report and budget of the university.

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OFFICE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE
Since Quality Assurance is an integral part in academic institutions it became a first priority of Amoud University’s functional areas. In higher education institutions and of course in Amoud University Quality Assurance has become an issue of great concern among all stakeholders, including policy makers, parents, employers, and students. A number of factors have contributed to this concern, among them being the fact that Amoud University has for the past years experienced a sporadic expansion of the number and enrollment levels in the university as triggered by the exponential increase in demand of access to higher education in the region. Therefore, Amoud University responds the need to ensure that the sporadic expansion of higher education in the region did not lead to compromising quality of the very education being delivered.

 In January 2010, the Amoud University established a unit for Quality Assurance charged with coordinating the implementation of a formalized Quality Assurance system and processes. It is against this background that the Quality Assurance policy was developed to guide the practice as per the National Quality Assurance Policy expectations by the National Commission for Higher Education. In parallel, the Quality Assurance manual has been developed to support the implementation of this Policy.

It is worth mentioning that our Quality Assurance system is mainly based on self-reviews, operating in all institutional areas at different levels on a continuous cyclic basis, focused on continuous self-improvement and accountability to stakeholders. It should also be noted that quality is a responsibility of everyone at Amoud University as well as other stakeholders. You are, therefore, called upon to use the Quality Assurance Policy, Manual and associated policies and procedures to guide you to ensure quality in all your day to day activities. I hope that you will abide by the university Quality Assurance policy.
Last but not the least; Quality Assurance will continue to provide assistance for capacity building in Quality Assurance to all Amoud University constituencies. I invite all Divisions to use the Quality Assurance framework in evaluating and improving their divisional Quality Assurance systems, policies, plans and programmes.

Mr. Mohamed Jama Madar,
Director of Quality Assurance,

Vision:
To be an agent of change and institutional development that propels Amoud University beyond excellence.

Mission:
The Office of Quality Assurance and Examinations seeks to foster a culture of quality and continuous improvement, within all areas of Amoud University

Objectives

  • Major objectives of Quality Assurance Plans and Procedures are to:
  • Improve quality of teaching and learning.
  • Standardize assessment tools and assure examination quality at all faculties.
  • Involve staff at all levels of responsibility.
  • Take account of significant developments which impact on programs.

Our Motto:

Delivering the Best Quality Forward

Read this captivating story from Khadija A. Sheikh, an alumnus of Amoud University http://somalilandpress.com/somaliland-experiencing-amoud-34761 about Amoud University!!!

More readings about Amoud Amoud University history and background can also be found on the article called "In a breakaway region of war-torn Somalia, a new university takes root" from Somaliland Space, an online journal, and another article entitled "Restoration of Peace and Hope: The Amoud Initiative – By. Abdirahman Adan Mohamoud" from Weedhsan also an online journal.

Following the collapse of the Somali state and the civil strife which followed, most educational facilities were destroyed, damaged or simply abandoned as a result of insecurity. Education ceased to function at all levels causing school-going children and youth throughout Somalia to see their future suddenly blocked by circumstances beyond their control.

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In 1952 Amoud Valley just outside Borama made educational history by hosting the first secondary Prof. Suleiman Ahmed Gulaid
school in the former Somaliland Protectorate. On November 4th, 1998, the same Amoud Valley saw the inauguration of the first university in the Republic of Somaliland thus marking the birth higher education in this country and the rebirth of this sector in the wider Somali context after its total collapse.

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