he secretariat of Academic Affairs (SAA) at Sudan University of science and Technology (SUST) was originally established as an Office for Academic Secretary (OAS) at Khartoum Polytechnic. OAS was basically concerned with carrying out the secretaria work of the Academic Counsel and implementing training programs and scholarships for staff members . OAS became the Secretariat of Academic Affairs (SAA) in 1990 when Khartoum Polytechnic was upgraded to Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST). According to SUST rules and regulations SAA is concerned with monitoring the development and improvement of the quality of the academic performance of the colleges and other academic units of SUST. This is achieved through the following: * Maintaining the excellent quality of students admitted to the university and facilitating their registration procedures. * Participating in preparing and implementing well developed academic curricula that satisfy the required outcomes. * Participating in students' evaluation systems especially the examination system .with the aim of encouraging, tutoring and providing the necessary support, for students. * Issuing and authenticating certificates for graduates, and others certificates and official papers required by students. All this is done in collaboration and cooperation of department councils and college boards and under the supervision of the Senate and its committees.n addition, SAA excutes the university plan prepared by the Central training committee for training the academic staff through post graduate scholarships and short courses ,and for training and upgrading technicians inside Sudan and abrood.SAA,also ,excutes training and upgrading programs for non-academic staff and other workers .All this is done through providing excellent quality post – graduate studies and advanced continuous training .Thus as can seen from the above statements, SAA aims at serving the university community by creating a culture of academic excellence that ebraces diversity ,sustains , innovation and intellectual integrity and enhances social ,cultural and economic qualities .