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

CHE performs the following functions:

  • Monitor implementation of the policy on higher education;
  • Publish information regarding developments in higher education on a regular basis;
  • Promote access of students to higher education institutions;
  • Advise the Minister of Education and Training on any aspect of higher education;
  • Promote quality assurance in higher education;
  • Audit the quality assurance mechanisms of higher education institutions;
  • Accredit programmes and issue a certificate of accreditation of higher education; and
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of academic programmes and higher education institutions

CHE advises the Minister of Education and Training on the following areas::

  • Quality promotion and quality assurance;
  • Teaching and research;
  • The structure and planning of the higher education system;
  • A mechanism for the allocation of public funds;
  • Appropriate incentives or imposition of sanctions such as diminution or withdrawal of government funding, downgrading, termination of a programme, or even closure of an institution;
  • Student bursaries; and
  • Governance of the higher education institutions and higher education systems.


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P.O. Box 14046
Maseru 100


Corner Lerotholi Road & Constitutional Road, Maseru

Lesotho, Southern Africa

Tel: (+266) 22313503
Fax: (+266) 22310070

Building quality higher education system!(Thuto e phahameng ea boleng!)