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Registration

A person who intends to operate a private higher education institution (HEI) shall apply to the Authority for registration.

Institutional Audits & Inspections

HEA shall for the purposes of ensuring compliance with the Act and verification of the information provided in the application conduct, an institutional audit and a physical inspection of the premises to be used.

Certificate of Registration

HEA shall, where it approves an application for registration, issue an applicant with a certificate of registration.

 

A private HEI with more than one campus shall be issued with a separate certificate for each campus.

HEI Registration

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) was established through the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 with the mandate to register private higher education institutions (HEIs).

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Accreditation

A Higher Education Institution (HEI) shall apply to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for the accreditation of a Learning Programme (LP).

Criteria of Accreditation

The Higher Education Authority shall accredit a learning programme of a higher education institution if the criteria of accreditation are met.

Certificate of accreditation

The Higher Education Authority shall, where it approves an application for accreditation, issue the applicant with a certificae of accreditation.

Accreditation of LPs

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) was established through the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 with the mandate to accredit learning programmes (LPs) of private and public higher education institutions (HEIs).

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Advise the Minister of Higher Education

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) will, firstly, be the principal advisor to the Minister of Education on all matters related to higher education in the country.

Coordination and Planning

Coordinate the long-term planning and overall development of higher education for Government approval.

Relevance of the Learning Programmes

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) ensures that the learning programmes offered in Higher Education Institutions maintain relevance to the human, occupational and skills needs of the country

Advisory Services

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) was established through the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 with the mandate to provide advisory services on the policy and development of higher education.

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Quality Assurance and Quality Promotion

Quality Assurance and Quality Promotion in Higher Education Institutions.

Governance and Regulation

The establishment, governance and regulation of Public Higher Education Institutions.

Registration and Regulation

The Registration and Regulation of Private Higher Education Institutions.

Regulatory

The Quality Assurance System for Higher Education in Zambia is premised on the provisions of the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013.

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Classification of Higher Education Institutions

Classification of Higher Education Institutions is not a legal requirement for Registration. However, it is a system which will provide information to the public on the ability of the higher education institution to satisfy the Minimum Quality Standards for the provision of higher education.

Quality Assessment Platform

The Quality Platform is the basis for the assessment of quality on all the core and non-core criteria used in the assessment of applications for Registration as a Private Higher Education Institution.

National Classification System

The national classification system will lead to new and existing Universities being classified into tiers depending on their capabilities in teaching, research and public service. The tiers are based on a national classification system developed by the Authority and provided for by the Higher Education Act No.4 of 2013 and Statutory No. 25 of 2016.

Classification of HEIs

The national classification system will lead to new and existing Universities being classified into tiers depending on their capabilities in teaching, research and public service

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Up Coming Events

Capacity Building program for universities and university colleges to be held from 25th to 28th June, 2024. To be held in Livingstone at a venue to be advised.

6th SAQAN Conference 2024 to be held from 25th to 27th September 2024 at Radisson Blu Mosi Oa Tunya, Livingstone, Zambia

Quality assurance is what HEA does at its core business

Through its Quality Assurance Department HEA promotes quality assurance in higher education through establishing standards for registration and accreditation.

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Accredited Learning Programmes

HEA's core function is supported by its Corporate Service Department

1. Corporate Services

The department shall be responsible for managing financial, human and other resources for the efficient and effeective operations. It shall also provide administrative, ICTs, communications, logistical and other support services.

2. Performance Management

Coordinate the implementation of the Performance Management System in order to ensure improved individual and institutional performance

3. Policy and Business Solutions

Develop and review institutional policies in order to guide operations of the Authority and to facilitate the development of ICT business solutions in order to improve efficiency in operations

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Happy 62nd Birthday, Mr. President

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HEA Introduces Window Periods for Submission of Learning Programmes for Accreditation

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HEA Conducts Panel Hearings for University Colleges

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) held a panel hearing for Manica University College, during which the institution was given a notice of acceptance to operate as a […]

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