Institutional Audit comes
under the overall function of academic audit. The current cycle for
Institutional Audit is 3 years.
Every year, MQA selects higher
education institutions to be audited in the year and send an initiation
letter. After that, the respective higher education institution, carries out
the self-evaluation and produce a self-evaluation report which is then
submitted to MQA. MQA conducts external evaluation through site visits by the
appointed audit panel. After the site visit, audit report is generated with
recommendations and rating, along with other components, such as findings.
Once approved by MQA’s Advisory Board, the audit report is published on MQA’s
Institutional Audit process is
carried out with legislative power through the “Maldives Higher Education and
Training Act” as well as the “Regulation for Institutional Audit”,
“Guidelines for Institutional Audit” and the “Manual for conducting