An online meeting with the directors and QA specialists of Armenian colleges was held on ANQA’s initiative. ANQA director Ruben Topchyan informed the participants that the colleges are expected to be accredited by the end of 2022. The accreditation of state colleges will be funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports.
The details, terms, and priorities of institutional accreditation, as well as the accreditation criteria, were presented. Mr. Topchyan stressed out that the strategic plans of colleges should be clear, realistic and based on the region’s development strategy.
Then the main obstacles of quality assurance in colleges were discussed. The representatives of the colleges mentioned some of the license requirements and lack of resources.