The main purpose of teaching assessment in UKH (i) accountability to stakeholders and (ii) improvement of teaching effectiveness. Evaluation can support teachers to identify problems in their teaching and learning and will offer ways to improve them.

My duty is to ensure the process of Quality Assurance (QA) which is one of the top priority of UKH's strategy is well implemented; this includes that required standards are achieved so that students are guaranteed a high level of education.

My office is responsible for managing university rankings, collecting, organising and analysing data for internal and external reporting.

I work closely with the Vice Chancellor's office, deans, chairs and faculty members in order to follow teaching goals and creating quality learning experience for the students from which evaluating of teaching and Performance evaluation are the main two processes to be followed.

2016-date    Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation, UKH
2009-2016    Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research - KRG
2004-2009    Senior Scientific officer, DEFRA, PO BOX 1680, London, SW1, UK.
1998-2004    Environmental Scientist, Alpha Laboratories, Bellsize Road, London, UK.
1994-1998    Research Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK.
1988-1994     Environmental Scientist, Voelker Ltd, Acton Lane, London, UK.
1985-1986  Lecturer, Department of Soil science, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, KRG.
1980-1985 Post graduate student, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK.
1975-1980 Lab. Assistant, Department of Soil Science, University of Sulaimania.


Attended and participated the following workshops and conferences on Quality Assurance and Accreditation, management and leadership; In each workshop with (*) I gave a full presentation on the status of Higher Education in Kurdistan.


Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Erbil, KRG


Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Erbil, KRG

01-03/10/2010 *

British Council, Manama, Bahrain


UNESCO, Doha, Qatar

14-16/01/2011 *

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Erbil, KRG


Ministry of planning, Erbil, KRG



04-16/04/2011 *

WASC, California, USA

06-11/06/2011 *

UNESCO, Doha, Qatar

30/10-14/11/2011 *

George Mason University, USA

12/12-21/12/2011 *

MQA – Malaysia


Institute of International Education, Erbil, KRG

10-14/02/2013 *

Achen University and UNESCO, Doha, Qatar

25-30/10/2013 *

UNESCO, Amman – Jordan


UNESCO, Beirut – Lebanon

2-5/ 03/2014 *

British Council – Erbil, KRG

5-8/6/2014 *

Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey

5-9/11/2015 *

UNESCO, Amman – Jordan

6-8/01/2016 *

British Council, Amman – Jordan

  • Adams WA, Karim MI. & Kafoor SN, Composition and properties of poorly ordered minerals in welsh soils.  Journal of soil science, 1987, Vol: 38, 85-93
  • Adams WA, Kafoor SN & Karim MI, Phosphate adsorption and reactivity towards NaF solution. Journal of Soil Science, 1987, Vol: 38, 95-103
  • Kassim JK, Kafoor SN & WA Adams, Ferrihydrite in pyrophosphate extract of podzolic B horizon. Journal of Clay minerals, 1984, Vol 19, 99-105.
  • Level of Cadmium in counterfeit cigarettes sold in the city of Arbil, Kurdistan region of Iraq, Journal         of Koye Univ. Volu. 11, (2011).
  • Determination of Heavy Metals Contamination in Surface Soils of Selected Industrial Sites of the City of Erbil, J. of Duhok Univ. Vol., 12 (2013).
  • Heavy Metals Concentration in Surface Soils of some Domestic Green Parks of City of Erbil, ZANKO, Vol 26, (2014).
  • The occurrence and properties of oxides and oxyhydroxides in soils in mid-wales (PhD thesis, 1985).
  • Separation of hydrous copper II from industrial effluent using different dialysing techniques, MSc thesis, (1996).
  • Iron Oxide Mineralogy of Asnawa Soils, Sulaimani Province, Kurdistan region, JZS, volume 17 - No. 2, pp 105-118 (2015).
  • Iron Oxide contents in Relation to the colour of Asnawa Soils. UKH Journal of Science and Engineering, 1 (1). pp. 89-94. ISSN 2520-7792 (2017).
  • Economic Growth of Asia Pacific Countries. What Factors Are Important? UKH Journal of Social Sciences 2 (1) pp. 52-59. ISSN 2520 7806 (2018).

1975  BSc  Soil Science
1981  Post Graduate Diploma 1981 Soil Science
1982  MSc  Soil Chemistry
1985  PhD  Chemistry of Minerals
1996  MSc  Environmental Pollution Science with Legislation and Management

Soil Mineralogy
Environmental Pollution Sciences
Environmental Management
Academic Debate and Critical Thinking

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