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.
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).
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).
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
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.
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.
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
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