The National Commission for Higher Education (NCHE) was set up by Decree N100/12 of 10 January 2008 on the Establishment, Organization and Functioning of the National Commission for Higher Education in Burundi, and its functioning was made possible by Decree N100/5 of 5 January 2011 appointing its members. In 2014, it was reorganized by Decree No 100/258 of 14 November  on Reorganization and functioning of the National Commission for Higher Education in Burundi.