Background & Context

During the Egyptian National Youth Conference last October, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi declared 2019 as “The Year of Education”, underpinning Egypt's 2030 vision and the government’s plan for education reform … a reform that NAQAAE embodies its capstone. Central to the reform endeavors and to vision 2030, is the internationalization of education. NAQAAE, by virtue of its mandate, is entrusted with assuring the quality of educational outcomes and building national and international trust in them. In its quest to achieve its mandate, and to contribute to the realization of vision 2030, NAQAAE adopted a vision that situates it as " A leading quality assurance and accreditation body that is recognized nationally, regionally and internationally, and a principal partner in educational development and reform in in Egypt", rendering Internationalization a main strategic objectives for NAQAAE.

Guided by its vision, NAQAAE worked over the last few years to achieve international recognition, being keen on strengthening its relationship with international QA bodies and becoming a part of regional and international QA networks. A recent addition to NAQAAE's achievements in this context is its membership of the CHEA-CIQG, as well as subjecting itself to two major external review visits in 2018; the WFME recognition visit – at the International level, and the HAQA initiative external review- at the Continental level.

NAQAAE has always been an active player on the African/Continental front, holding the vice presidency of Afri-QAN's first executive board, and participating actively in both the Tuning Africa and the HAQA arms of the Pan African Quality Assurance Framework (PAQAF). This engagement into African QA has grown into a serious commitment with Egypt's presiding the African Union for the year 2019, reflecting the wholistic Egyptian commitment to the welfare and development of Africa as a national strategic priority.

Tackling national strategic issues in education and addressing the current and anticipated challenges of the rapidly changing education arena are at the core of NAQAAE’s interests. In that respect, NAQAAE’s annual International Conference is one of its main means to discuss these issues and challenges with a wide base of national stakeholders as well as regional and international partners. Hence the choice of NAQAAE’s 6th International Conference theme " Quality Assurance of Education: Planning International, Acting Regional”.

NAQAAE’s Sixth International conference is posing the following and other questions for wide stakeholders’ discussion:




Date &Venue

Format/ methods


Conference Day 1

Date Time Event
june, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
  Registration and Refreshment.
9:30 - 11:00 AM Conrad Ballroom
Opening Ceremony: Welcome Speeches
* Dr.Youhansen Eid : President NAQAAE
* H E Sheikh. Saleh Abbas : Representing H.E. the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar
* H.E.Dr.Khaled Abdel Ghafaar : Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research .
* H.E.Dr.Tarek Shawki: Minister of Education and Technical Education.
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM Conrad Ballroom
11:30 - 01:30 PM Conrad Ballroom
Opening Session: Internationalization and Regionalization: Challenges and Opportunities
Chairperson: Dr.Sami Hashem Head of the Education Committee Egyptian Parliament- Dr Sanaa Rady, NAQAAE Vice President for H.E.
From Local to Global: A Success Story
Dr. Youhansen Eid, President of the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (Egypt)
The Arab Universities Network
Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama, Secretary General of Association of Arab Universities (Jordan)
University Campuses: An International Approach
Dr. Badr Abu El Ela, President of Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (UAE)
The Role of the UNESCO RCQE in Education in Supporting the Quality of Education and Excellence in the Arab World
Dr. Abdulrahman I. Almedaires RCQE Director General (Saudi Arabia)
01:30 - 02:30 PM Conrad Ballroom
Signing MOU With RCQE
Lunch Break
02:30 - 04:00 PM Conrad Ballroom
Plenary Session: TVET Reform: The Changing Scene Chairperson:
Dr. Hussien Khaled - Dr. Mervat El Dib, NAQAAE Board Member
• TVET Reform: A Quality Assurance Perspective
Dr. Youhansen Eid, President of the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (Egypt)
• Shaping future Educational needs in TVET
Dr. Amr Adly, Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research (Egypt)
• TVET Reform Process
Dr. Mohamed Megahed, Deputy Minister of Education and Technical Education (Egypt)
• Technological Universities: The Road to TVET Reform
Dr. Ahmed El Hewey, Secretary General of the Education Development Fund (Egypt)
04:00 - 05:30 PM Conrad Ballroom
Quality Assurance and The Continental Aspirations
Dr. Asmaa Mostafa, NAQAAE vice President for Pre-University - Dr. Roshdy Zahran, NAQAAE Board Member
• Quality Assurance in the Context of African Expectations
Dr. Ragia Taha, Vice President of NAQAAE for Al Azhar Education (Egypt)
• Quality Culture: a key factor for training agents of change for sustainable development
Dr. Ana Nhampue, President of the National Council for Quality Assurance of higher education (CNAQ) (Mozambique)
• The Role of the AAU in Promoting Quality Assurance in Africa
Dr. Violet Makuku, Association of African Universities (Ghana)
• Hindrances and Enablers to Continental Aspirations to Quality Higher Education in Africa
Dr. Peter Okebukola, Professor at Lagos State University, President of GUNI-Africa (Nigeria)
04:00 - 05:30 PM Nile Ballroom
The Paradigm Shift in Medical Education
Dr. Somaya Hosni, Dr. Nadia Badrawy NAQAAE Board Members
Dr. Hussein Khaled, Former Minster of MOHE, NAQAAE Board Member
Dr. Adel El Adawy, Former Minster of Health
Dr. Sanaa Rady, Vice President of NAQAAE for Higher Education
Dr. Ahmed El-Tawady, President of Military Medical Academy
Dr. Maha Rashwan, Director of NAQAAE Technical Office
Dr. Tariq El Sindy, Secretary General of ANQAHE
06:00 - 08:00 PM Roundtable
UNESCO - Shenzhen Recognition Workshop

Conference Day 2

Date Time Event
june, 2019
9:30 - 11:00 AM Conrad Ballroom
  Quality Education in the Digital Era
Youhansen Eid, NAQAAE President - Dr. Sherif Hammad, NAQAAE Board Member
• A Fully Automated Smart Campus: An Erasmus + Project
Dr. Wael Akl, Provost Nile University (Egypt)
• Cross borders – Internationalization of Programs and Quality Assurance: A German Experience
Dr. Doris Hermann, Director AQAS (Germany)
• A Good Education Changes what you know, while a Great Education Changes who you are
Dr. Randia Khemer, Education Consultant (USA)
9:30 - 11:00 AM Nile Ballroom
Towards an Integrated Competency Based TVET System: From Curriculum Development to Quality Assurance
Dr. Alaa Abdel Ghaffar - Dr. Sahar Al-Mersafy, NAQAAE Board Members
Eng. Magdy Wahba, TVET Egypt
Dr. Ahmed El Hewey, Secretary General of the Education Development Fund (Egypt)
Dr. Dalia Taha, NAQAAE
Dr. Ahmed El- Ashmawy, TVET Egypt
Ms. Amira Dawood, TVET Egypt
Mr. Loic Gogue, TVET Egypt
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 - 01:00 PM Conrad Ballroom
Regional Networking and Trust Building
Dr. Ragia Taha, NAQAAE Vice President for Al-Azhar Education - Dr. Zeinab El-Naggar, NAQAAE Board Member
• Regional Networking and Trust Building
Dr. Violet Makaku, Association of African Universities (Ghana)
• Cooperation and Networking: Imperatives for Higher Education Development in Africa
Dr. Noel Saliu, Director of Accreditation at the National Universities Commission (Nigeria)
• Regional Networks: The Anchor for Recognition, Cohesion and Sustainability
Dr. Rita Makumbi, President of East African Higher Education Quality Assurance Network (EAQAN) (Uganda)
• Consultation Review Visit to the Moroccan Evaluation Agency in the Context of the Pilot Implementation of the ASG
Dr. ElMokhtar Bakkour, Moroccan Evaluation Agency (Morroco)
11:30 - 01:00 PM Nile Ballroom
Good Practice in Education
Dr. Hoda el Talawy - Dr. Sohair Shaarawy, NAQAAE Board Members
• Quality Assurance Practices in Educational Institutions
Dr. Asmaa Mostafa, NAQAAE Vice President for Pre-University Education (Egypt)
• School University Partnership
Dr. Malak Zaalouk, Director of GSE's Middle East Institute of Higher Education (AUC – Egypt)
• Education First
Dr. Mahmoud Hamza, Education First (Egypt)
• The Experience of Quality Assurance in Community Schools in Misr El Kheir Institute
Dr. Saber Hassan, Misr el Kheir (Egypt)
01:00 - 02:30 PM
Nile Ballroom
Panel Discussion: The Year of Education: Common Vision … A Shared Responsibility
Dr. Youhansen Eid, NAQAAE President
Dr. Ahmed El Hewey, Secretary General of the Education Development Fund (Egypt)
Dr. Samy Abdel-Aziz, Supreme Council of Universities
Dr. Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar, Assistant Secretary-General for Governmental Hospitals
Dr. Kamal Moghieth, Media Consultant
Dr. Deborah Mclellan, Dean of Faculty of Science – Ahram Canadian University
02:30 - 03:00 PM
Nile Ballroom
Recommendations and Acknowledgments
03:00 - 04:00 PM



Dr.Youhansen Eid

NAQAAE's President


Dr.Ragia Taha

Azhar Vice President



Higher Education Vice Presdent


Dr.Asmaa Moustafa

Pre University Education Vice President



Dr Noel Saliu

Director of Accreditation at the National Universities Commission, Abuja, Nigeria.


Dr Violet Makuku

a PhD in Quality Assurance (QA) in University Education from the University of South Africa


Professor Peter A. Okebukola

a Distinguished Professor of science and computer education at Lagos State University


Dr Randia Khemer

a multi-dimensional consultant: who has had successful leadership and management positions in different regions of USA, China and the Middle East


Conrad Hotel - Cairo.
Cairo, Egypt.