Since the establishment of ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) in 2008, AQAN members worked closely together to enhance and sustain higher education system in the region through collaboration and sharing of information on quality assurance (QA) practices.
In light of AQAN’s aspirations to encourage greater collaboration among young QA officers in the regional cooperation on QA, AQAN organized the Inaugural ASEAN Young Quality Assurance Officials Roundtable Meeting held in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 22-23 October 2009, hosted by Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC). Themed, ‘Capacity Building of Young QA Officials: Past Experience, Current Needs and Future Challenges’, the program set a platform for all member countries to share quality assurance practices and discussed current issues on higher education in the country and within the region.
The 2015 ASEAN Young Quality Assurance Officers Forum and Roundtable Meeting which was held on 19-20 November 2015 in Putrajaya, Malaysia in conjunction with the 27th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur is the second event that gathered young officers below the age 40 years old from quality assurance agencies of ASEAN member countries. Under the theme “Peer Ingenuities Approaches to and Challenges in Quality Assurance of Higher Education”, the forum gave the opportunities to young quality assurance officers from ASEAN member countries to share development on their QA systems and exchange of ideas, perspectives, aspirations and experiences.
The event also marked the establishment of the “ASEAN Young Quality Assurance Officers Network”. For the purpose of the establishment of AYQON, the Putrajaya Declaration was adopted on 20 November 2015.
Committee Members Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), Thailand Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC) National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (NAAHE) or (BAN-PT), Indonesia Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Philippines.