National Agency for Academic Assessment and Accreditation (NAAAA) is an autonomous body for quality assurance in all post secondary education that comes under the Ministry of Education Timor-Leste. It was created by Decree Law no. 21/2010 on 1st December 2010 to accredit institutions of higher education through evaluating their quality. Accreditation of institutions themselves as well as of individual programs is provided for in the law.
The future of a nation determined by the quality of its people through how qualified the education system is. This fact has raised an awareness of the MoE to establish a quality assurance body which responsible in assuring the quality of Higher Education sector. NAAAA was initiated by the Ministry of Education as a respond to the importance of assuring the education quality in the Higher Education area in Timor-Leste. As a new, young and vibrant nation, Timor-Leste is still in the very root of developing its human resource capacity through education; therefore quality has to come along in the same path as the education development.
On January 2010, 3 staff have been recruited as the initial stage of the NCAAA establishment or what so called as NAAAA.
Building the Nation through Quality Education
To ensure the quality of Higher Education Institutions in Timor-Leste through the evaluation and accreditation and its cycles of studies
Structure and Governance:
The permanent structure of NAAAA is composed of entities as follow:
Role of each Entity:
Board of Director:
Technical Secretariat composes of: