The focus of the Centre is on system level evaluation and assessment, school-level evaluation, instrument development and classroom assessment, test construction and evaluation. Staff and students from within the Faculty of Education and other faculties within the University with an interest in evaluation and assessment are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Centre.
The Centre forms partnerships with external agencies, with government ministries and related organisations, with non-government organisations and other higher education institutions. The nature of these partnerships may vary from internships for master’s students, jointly run seminars, serving on committees, collaborative research projects and training. Staff from these organizations may also be invited to teach on the Master’s Programme and participate in seminars run by the Centre. The Centre also seeks to collaborate with centres of excellence and prominent institutions nationally and in other parts of the world.