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Training within “Strengthening institutional Capacities ofthe Agency for Quality Assurance in Education” Project


On July 25, a training on “Accreditation of Secondary Specialised Education Institutions” was held within “Strengthening institutional Capacities of the Agency for Quality Assurance in Education” project. The Project is funded by the European Union and implemented by consortium led by the “IBF International Consulting” to assist the Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.

Within the project, standards and criteria for the accreditation of secondary specialised education institutions have been developed in accordance with international practice, and it is planned to conduct a pilot test of these criteria. The training was delivered by the international expert Dr. Achim Hopbach. The participants of the training were 5 employees of the Quality Assurance and Education departments of Azerbaijan State Pedagogical College. Training covered information about accreditation of secondary specialised education institutions, accreditation criteria and procedures, preparation of self-evaluation reports and question-answer sessions.  

This project is implemented under the Financing Agreement (Education for Employment in Azerbaijan) between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union. “Education for Employment in Azerbaijan” (ENI/2018/041-537) Annual Action Programme 2018 is financed under European Neighbourhood Instrument. The specific objective of the project is to improve the capacities of the Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (TKTA), to develop and introduce new mechanisms on accreditation of education institutions, quality assurance processes at all educational levels, recognition of prior learning, as well as recognition of foreign qualifications in accordance with advanced European experience. The project covers activities in five directions including, strengthening regulatory framework and capacities of the TKTA on accreditation, quality assurance, supporting TKTA to apply for full ENQA membership, improving communication function and strengthening research and analytics capacity of TKTA.