The Main Benefits of the Implementation of the Quality Management System in Higher Education Institutions in Angola

Nicolay Africano, Ana S. Rodrigues, Gilberto Santos


Purpose: The aim of this study is to obtain a diagnosis regarding the implementation of QMS (Quality Management System) according to ISO 9001 in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of Angola.

Methodology/Approach: The research was conducted through a questionnaire proposed to survey selected 55 institutions. Fifty completed questionnaires were received, representing the sample of this work. The statistical analysis SPSS version 22.0 for Windows was used for the treatment of the data.

Findings: The results of the study show that of the 50 Angolan HEIs surveyed, only 20% of them have the Quality Management System implemented. As main benefits of the implementation of the QMS in HEIs of Angola, we can highlight: Improvement of the quality of teaching; Improvement of student satisfaction; Improvement of confidence of students and other stakeholders; Improvement in student assessment; Improvement of teacher competences.

Research Limitation/implication: The main limitation of the study lies in the fact that of the 50 Angolan HEIs referred, only 20% of them have the Quality Management System implemented, which shows that there is still much work to be done in this area.

Originality/Value of paper: Higher education in Angola has had an evolution in terms of demand and access. Due to the quantitative development of higher education in Angola, it is necessary to be accompanied by qualitative growth, which implies the reinforcement of the need for quality management.


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Nicolay Africano
Ana S. Rodrigues
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Africano, N., Rodrigues, A. S., & Santos, G. (2019). The Main Benefits of the Implementation of the Quality Management System in Higher Education Institutions in Angola. Quality Innovation Prosperity, 23(3), 122–136.
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