Ensuring Quality in Higher Education

Establishing standards in higher education in Zambia are maintained

HEA promotes quality assurance in Higher Education.

A dynamic quality assurance body promoting internationally recognised Zambian higher education

An efficient and effective higher education regulatory agency

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is a grant aided institution established under the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013, to ensure quality of de¬livery of services by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The HEA began its operations in 2015.
Mandate: “To coordinate, regulate, supervise and monitor standards of higher education in Zambia.”

Vision: “To be an efficient and effective higher education regulatory agency which will bring forth a quality higher education system which is well coordinated, acces¬sible, equitable, responsive and relevant.”


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Design an institutional quality assurance system with HEA

HEA will design and recommend an institutional quality assurance system for higher education institutions, and recommend to the Minister institutional quality assurance standards

Client complaints reductions


Compliance to higher education standards annually


Client satisfaction



HEA's functions are exhausted in the Higher Education Act's Part II Section 6, and include
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    To regulate Higher Education Institutions and coordinate the development of higher education in order to promote quality higher education.

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    To recommend policy interventions and remedial measures in the higher education sector to the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) in order to provide information to facilitate informed decision making.

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    To facilitate collaboration of the Authority with organisations of similar functions in order to enhance capacity and share best practices

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HEA will restructure and transform HEIs and LPs

HEA will restructure and transform higher education institutions and learning programmes to be responsive to the human resource, economic and development needs of the Republic


Private Higher Education Institutions


Public Higher Education Institutions

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Learning Programmes accreditated

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