On September 28, a round table “NAQA 2019-2021: the key achievements, challenges and prospects” took place, with the participation of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Education, Science and Innovation, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, higher education institutions, the NAQA Advisory Board, employers and higher education applicants.
Event was opened by the NAQA Head Serhiy Kvit. He briefly described the key achievements of the Agency over the past 2.5 years, how the accreditation processes were adjusting to the new principles, shared the successful case of implementing online-accreditation during the pandemic and thanked everyone for supporting the reforms implemented by NAQA.
Serhiy Babak, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Education, Science and Innovation, noted NAQA’s incredible flexibility and adaptability during the pandemic, and spoke about the prospects of reimbursing the accreditation’s costs to higher education institutions.
“We will insist on a creation of a separate budget program that would allow financial compensation for higher education institutions, in case of successful accreditation. It is necessary to find a balance in the accreditation’s cost, in such a way that it will enable NAQA to work efficiently and productively, but at the same time will not be a burden to the universities’ budgets.”
First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Andriy Vitrenko stressed the importance of continuing active cooperation between all stakeholders.