Throughout the world there has been a move to mass higher education,associated with greater diversity of institutions and programmes and alarge increase in the number and size of universities.
Expansion of higher education leading to different modes of coursedelivery, including franchising arrangements with third parties underwhich the parent institution may exercise limited control, virtual coursedelivery, as well as the delivery of courses through satellite campuses.
All these developments pose challenges for the efficacy of institutionalquality controls.
ormal, transparent and credible systems of quality assurance will helpguarantee a successful future for Higher education institutions in thisenvironment.
Internationally there is a strong move towards having rigorous,internationally recognized higher education quality assurance processes.