NCEQE was established in 2006 as the National Center for Educational Accreditation (NCEA) to conduct institutional accreditation. After the first round of the revision of the external quality assurance system in 2010, the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE) was established as its legal successor. The new Law on Educational Quality Enhancement established NCEQE as independent in its activities and operation, with its structure and responsibilities defined in a Charter which was adopted in 2010. NCEQE is recognized as the sole national body authorized to carry out external mechanism of assuring and enhancing educational quality in Georgia.
The main aims of the NCEQE are to promote enhancement of educational quality and development of quality culture at educational institutions through development and implementation of external QA mechanisms and supporting development of internal QA mechanisms at the educational institutions.
With its scope of activities, NCEQE is one of the most active agencies contributing to the education policy-making and implementation in Georgia. NCEQE has a broad range of functions relating to the external quality assurance of higher, vocational and general education in Georgia, the National Qualifications Framework and recognition of education.
NCEQE implements two external quality assurance mechanisms of higher education: authorization of higher educational institutions and accreditation of higher educational programs.
NCEQE is currently undergoing an external review coordinated by ENQA. More information can be found here.
NCEQE’s most recent external review report can be found here.
NCEQE is registered on EQAR.