OAAAQA Issues GFPQA Report of Oman College of Health Sciences

13 Apr 2023

The General Foundation Programme Quality Audit (GFPQA) Report of Oman College of Health Sciences (OCHS) has been released for publication today, 11 April 2023, 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 OCHS GFPQA Report on 13 March 2023.

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 OCHS 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 16 February 2022, and was initially reviewed by the Panel on 30 March 2022. A subsequent Planning Visit took place at the College on 28 April 2022 to request additional information and to finalise arrangements for the Panel’s Audit Visit.

The Audit Visit took place from 29 May – 2June 2022. 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).