The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has, in accordance with the provisions of the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 Part IV: Section 23 (3), forthwith deregistered Southern University, certificate No. HEA/008, from operating as a Higher Education Institution (HEI) within the Republic of Zambia.

The deregistration of Southern University has been gazetted in Gazette Notice No. 854 of 2020, which was published on Friday, 11th September, 2020.

The institution had, therefore, been directed to stop ALL operations and, according to the provisions of the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 Part IV Section 23 (4) and (5), was given seven (7) days to surrender the original certificate of registration to the Authority or risk being liable, upon conviction, to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years, or to both.

HEA will continue its sustained efforts in Ensuring Quality in Higher Education by vigorously conducting institutional audits on HEIs so that the provision of higher education in Zambia fulfils the Seventh National Development Plan of “Enhancing Human Development.”

For the list of all registered, private HEIs and public HEIs, visit our official website, Furthermore, kindly note that our list of registered, private HEIs is a dynamic list and, as such, it should be cited with verification from our website or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or calling +260 211 227 084 / +260 950 470 444.


Issued By

Mr. Birbal Boniface Musoba

Corporate Communications Officer



16th September, 2020


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