HEA is a Statutory Body under Ministry of Education

The Authority is answerable to the Ministry of Education


The Authority is answerable to the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Board of the Authority which provides policy direction to the Authority. The day to day operations of the Authority are Managed by the Director General and Higher Education Authority (HEA) management team.

The Authority. Governance.

The Governance systems in the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

1. Board of Authority

The Minister will appoint members to the Board of Authority.

2. Director General

The Board shall, with the approval of the Minister, appoint a Director General.

3. Administration of the Authority

The Director General shall be the chief executive officer of the Authority and shall be responsible, under the direction of the Board, for the day-to-day administration of the Authority. .

Strategic Themes & Strategic Results

To realise the vision, the Authority has identified three (3) areas of focus and their related strategic results


Institutional Development and Operational Excellence (IDOE) resulting into quality service


Human Capital Development (HCD) resulting into satisfied clients.


Higher Education Standards (HES) resulting into internationally recognised graduates.

The Authority. Envisions.

``A dynamic quality assurance body promoting internationally recognised Zambian higher education``