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CHE has the following specific functions as outlined in Section 5 of the Higher Education Act, 2004:

  1. To monitor the implementation of policy on Higher Education Institutions;

  2. To publish information on developments in higher education;

  3. To promote the access of students to higher education institutions;

  4. To advise the Minister on any aspect of higher education including:

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    quality promotion and quality assurance

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    teaching and research

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    structure and planning of higher education

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    mechanism for allocation of public funds

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    appropriate incentives or imposition of sanctions as and when need arise.
    (such as diminution or withdrawal of Government funding, down grading, termination of a
    programme or even closure of an institution)

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    students bursaries

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    governance of higher education institutions and higher education systems;

The Act also provides for the establishment of the Higher Education Quality Assurance Committee
(HEQAC) responsible mainly for quality promotion and quality assurance. The specific functions of the
committee as per Section 5 (3) of the Act are to:

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promote quality assurance in higher education;

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audit quality assurance mechanisms of higher education institutions;

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accredit programmes and issue certificate of accreditation of higher education; and

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monitor and evaluate performance of academic programmes and higher education institutions.
 

 
 
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