OAAAQA Issues GFPQA Report of Bayan College

01 Aug 2022

The General Foundation Programme Quality Audit (GFPQA) Report of the Bayan College (BC) has been released for publication today, 1 August 2022, on the website of the Oman Authority for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Education (OAAAQA). The Report is the result of a Quality Audit process that the Authority carried out in accordance with the OAAAQA GFPQA Manual. The OAAAQA Board approved the BC GFPQA Report on 7 July 2022.
The GFPQA Report comments on the appropriateness and effectiveness of General Foundation Programme (GFP) systems for the achievement of the College`s Mission and Vision. GFPQA is designed to provide constructive feedback to institutions to assist with the ongoing improvement of their GFP. The Report contains a summary of the Panel’s findings, together with formal Commendations, where good practices have been confirmed; Affirmations, where ongoing quality improvement in the GFP merits support, and Recommendations, where there are significant opportunities for improvement not yet being adequately addressed. The Report aims to provide a balanced set of observations but does not comment on every system in place in the GFP.
The GFPQA commenced with BC undertaking a self-study of its Mission, Vision and systems in relation to the GFP. The results were summarised in a GFPQA Portfolio. This document was submitted to OAAAQA on 1 September 2021, and was initially reviewed by the Panel (Click here) on 7 October 2021. A subsequent Planning Visit took place at the College on 7 November 2021 to request additional information and to finalise arrangements for the Panel’s Audit Visit.
The Audit Visit took place from 5 to 9 December 2021. During this Visit, the Panel interviewed a wide range of College stakeholders, including management, academic and administrative staff and students. They also visited a number of venues and examined additional documents related to GFP. To view and/or download the Report (Click here).