Director Academic Affairs

Dr. Walid Yassin

Dr. Walid Yassin is the Director Academic Affairs, Rabdan Academy. He has a Ph.D. and a M.A degrees in Education; and another Master of Public Administration (MPA). He was the Head of Licensing and Accreditation, Higher Education Sector, Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), UAE. Since 2010, he served at a number of senior positions within Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in UAE. He was Head of Project Management Office where he supervised all Strategic Projects at Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET). In addition, he was Head of Quality Assurance, where he managed and designed all quality assurance activities across ACTVET system as well as managing the development and implementation of a set of quality assurance standards and initiatives, monitor the implementation of TVET strategic directions in UAE. Also, he served as the Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance Manager at the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) where he led all Accreditation, initiatives and joint activities within ACTVET systems and institutions that includes Applied Technology High Schools, Secondary Technical Schools and Institutes and Colleges. He also served as an External Review Team Member with a number of international agencies. Prior to moving to UAE, he served in several senior positions in Education Reform Program (ERP), a USAID funded project: Accreditation Specialist, Education Quality Technical Advisor and Education Quality Manager. Previously, he served as the Secondary Education Enhancement Project (SEEP) a World Bank funded project.