Higher education body issues November, 30 deadline for unregistered institutions to comply


Higher Education Authority (HEA) has warned all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) operating without a certificate of registration to register their institutions by November 30, 2023.

In a statement issued on Friday by HEA, Corporate Communications Officer, Birbal Musoba, the authority warned that it would close all unregistered HEIs by December 31, 2023.

Musoba encouraged all HEIs that were offering unaccredited learning programmes to ensure that such programmes were submitted for accreditation to avoid being closed.

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HEA, he said, has advised the general public to avoid enrolling at any private institution that wasn’t registered with the authority.

The public was also encouraged not to enrol in any learning programme from both private and public HEIs that has not been accredited as their qualifications would not be recognised.

“It is our mandate to regulate HEIs by the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013.

“Further, the Act requires that all HEIs, both public and private, apply for accreditation of their learning programmes before they can offer them,” he stated.

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