HEA DEREGISTERS GREENLIGHT UNIVERSITY
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has forthwith deregistered Greenlight University, Registration No. HEA/013, from operating as a Higher Education Institution (HEI) within the Republic of Zambia. The Authority has done this in accordance with the provisions of the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 Part IV: Section 23 (1) (b), which state that the Authority shall deregister a private HEI if it contravenes any term or condition of the certificate of registration or any provision of this Act.
Greenlight University was deregistered on 18th December, 2020, following an Extraordinary Board of the Authority Meeting and its deregistration was gazetted in Gazette Notice No. 28 of 2020, which was published on Friday, 8th January, 2021.
The institution was deregistered on the following grounds:
- The institution was in breach of the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 Section 20 (b) as it had inadequate and unsuitable teaching and learning facilities for residential classes and library services. Further, the premises used for residential classes were neither approved nor registered by the Authority as required by the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 Section 21(2).
- The institution failed to provide complete student records, including student assessment results for students who graduated on 22nd December, 2020, for the purposes of assessing whether learning took place and how students were assessed. The institution was, thus, in breach of the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 Section 12 (2) which states that an HEI shall submit data on the enrolment, records of achievements and award of learners to the Authority at such intervals and in such manner as the Authority may determine.
- By graduating students in unaccredited Learning Programmes (LPs), the institution was in breach of Statutory Instrument No. 25 of 2016 Part III Paragraph 10 (1) which states that the proprietor of an HEI shall not offer LPs for which it is not accredited.
HEA continues to warn the general public to not enrol at any private institution that is not registered with the Authority or in any LP from both private and public HEIs that is not accredited as their qualifications will not be recognised.
HEA will continue its sustained efforts in Ensuring Quality in Higher Education by vigorously conducting compliance audits of HEIs so that the provision of higher education in Zambia fulfils the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) of “Enhancing Human Development” in order to produce internationally recognised graduates.
Corporate Communications Officer
Higher Education Authority