Oman Authority for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Education (OAAAQA) has now completed an Institutional Quality Audit (IQA) of the Sultan Qaboos Military College (SQMC). The summary of which is now made available on the OAAAQA website. The SQMC IQA Report is not made publicly available but may be circulated as a confidential document to OAAAQA Board Members.
SQMC submitted the IQA Portfolio on 18 December 2022 and a Panel was formed to undertake the IQA process. The Panel comprised experienced locally-based and international reviewers. The Visit took place between 7-11 May 2023 (with the exception of ‘Day Zero’, a day of Panel discussions before the interviews at the College commenced) at SQMC’s premises. During the Visit the Panel spoke with over 89 people, including representatives of the governing authorities, staff, students and external stakeholders. The Panel also visited a selection of venues and reviewed a range of additional evidence and supporting materials.
On 30 September 2023, the OAAAQA Board approved SQMC IQA Report, a copy of which has been received by SQMC. The Report contains a summary of the Panel’s findings, together with formal Commendations where good practices have been confirmed, Affirmations where SQMC`s ongoing quality improvement efforts merit 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 at the College.