Rankings for higher ed institutions
He congratulated the Dhofar University for securing OAAA institutional certificate. It is the first Omani university to obtain this accreditation. OAAA certification is a quality assessment exercise that comprises two stages. The first is Institutional Quality Audit (IQA), followed by Institutional Standards Assessment (ISA). When an institution is unable to meet or more accreditation standards, it needs to undergo Institutional Standards Reassessment (ISR). The certification depends on outcome of an institution’s first or second ISR in meeting accreditation standards. An institution can undergo a second ISR a maximum of one year after the first ISR. Ranking system is expected to set challenges for higher educational institutions to maintain standards and compete for better positions.