11 HEIs Lose HEA Certification

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has announced that 11 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have invalid certificates of registration due to change of name or change of premises.

The provisions of the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 Part IV Section 18 (1), (2) and (3) (a) are such that HEIs that register with HEA at a particular site of operation but then change sites without registering those premises with the Authority are not recognised, at the new premises only, as institutions offering higher education in Zambia.

These HEIs are:

Africa Research University


Citizen University – Chingola Campus

Citizen University – Lusaka Campus

City University of Science and Technology – Kabangwe Pre-cem Campus


City University of Science and Technology – Lusaka South Campus


Damelin University

Kenneth Kaunda Metropolitan University


 Mosa University – Mazabuka Campus

Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management (LIUTEBM)

Rockview University





Therefore, until certification is granted, the aforementioned institutions are contravening the provision of the Higher Education Act and should not operate as HEIs as continuing to do so will invite the full force of the Law as outlined in the Higher Education Act.


Thus, HEA is notifying the general public not to enrol at any private HEIs without a valid certificate of registration as their qualifications will not be recognised.


According to the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 Part IV Section 22 (a), all private HEIs must display in a conspicuous place on its premises, their certificates of registration or a certified copy thereof.


This article was written on 6th December, 2018, by Birbal Boniface Musoba, Corporate Communications Officer.


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