He said some of the schools being audited were Alliance International, Zambia Open University, Cavendish University, African Research University and many other higher learning institutions.

Dr. Chifwepa said the authority would monitor the governance of teaching and learning in the colleges and universities countrywide beginning with Lusaka.

He said in an interview that during the audit the authorities would visit institutions with experts to ensure that schools provided quality education.

Dr. Chifwepa said the authorities would also involve students in the assessment of the learning institutions.

Dr. Chifwepa said universities and colleges found operating without following the standards of the HEA would be de-registered.

“We have engaged experts in various fields who of the audit operation to see to it that the monitoring process of learning institutions are on point,” he said.

He said all higher education institutions should possess quality assurance unit to ensure compliance with educational standards.

Dr Chifwepa said the authority would ensure that the country receives quality education since it was the key factor towards development.

He further said mushrooming of colleges and universities was disheartening and should not be allowed.

Dr Chifwepa urged parents to ensure their children were enrolled in registered universities and colleges to guarantee quality education.

This Article was written by Thandiwe Moyo and first published in the Sunday Times on 7th May, 2017.

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