The Directorate is charged with the responsibility to ensure the maintenance as well as continuous improvement of academic standards and research. Specifically it is mandated to:
Monitor academic programmes of the University in terms of their objectives, assessment practices and availability of human and material resources.
Update departments with curriculum related policy changes from National University Commission (NUC) from time to time.
Periodic needs assessment of staff, teaching and research requirements of academic Departments
Ensure that Departments and the University Library comply with NUC Benchmark for Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) for ndergraduate and post graduate programmes
• Monitor all processes and resources that directly or indirectly influence the teaching, learning and research environment of the University
• Organise seminars and workshops and conferences periodically on curriculum and quality assurance issues ; other relevant issues including research proposal writing
Collect and collate information/data on students, staff and institutional facilities including sex disaggregated records on staff, students and facilities which will be freely available ; submit reports on same to university management periodically
Carry out monitoring visits periodically to evaluate teaching and research activities of Departments and Colleges.
Support institutional and departmental research.
Coordinate research, avail staff of grants opportunities; strengthen the capacity of academic staff through qualitative research initiatives and innovative approaches
Provide guidance on quality research publication outlets to staff.
Promote the culture of and adherence to quality assurance at all levels in the University.
Advocate for innovative programmes which promote critical thinking and creativity.
Conduct mock accreditation of all programmes on semester basis to ensure that academic programmes are run in line with the guidelines of National University Commission.
Facilitate curriculum development/review processes when necessary.