The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is a grant aided institution established under the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013, to ensure quality of delivery of services by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The HEA began its operations in 2015.
“To coordinate, regulate, supervise and monitor standards of higher education in Zambia.”
“A dynamic quality assurance body promoting internationally recognised Zambian higher education.”
“To promote standards of higher education in order to ensure knowledgeable, skilled and well-disposed internationally recognised graduates for enhanced human capital and accelerated national development.”
The Minister of Higher Education appoints an 11 member Board of the Authority to implement directives which are consistent with the provisions of Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013. The Authority Board was appointed on 22nd October, 2014.
The Board appoints a Director General who is the chief executive officer of the Authority and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Authority.
The HEA Staff members are responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the organisation, and the execution of its mandate as prescribed by the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013.
Caption: In the Picture (L-R): Mr. Birbal Boniface Musoba (Information, Education and Communication, 2017 - ), Mr. Arnold Mwambazi (Driver , 2015 - ), Mr. Prince Phiri (Office Assistant, 2016 - ), Mrs. Betty Mwiinga Lungu (Registry Officer, 2016 -), Mr. Christopher Imakando (Driver , 2017 - ), Dr. Vitalicy Chifwepa (Director – Quality Assurance, Registration and Accreditation, 2016 - ), Professor Stephen Simukanga (Director General, 2016 - ), Mr. Ronald Chulu (Manager: Finance & Administration, 2017 - ), Ms. Elizabeth Namonje (Quality Assurance, 2017 - ), Mrs. Patricia Bwalya (Assistant Accountant, 2017 - ), and Mr. Julius Phiri (Driver, 2017 - ).
Not in the picture, Mrs. Gertrude Mweetwa (Office Manager, 2015 - ).