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The Department of University Education is tasked with policy formulation, co-ordination and promotion of University Education through provision of guidelines to both public and private providers. The Department is also responsible for increasing stakeholder participation and enhancing private sector role in the provision of University Education.

Objectives for University Education

  1. To increase equitable access to, and participation in the provision of, quality university education
  2. Increase access to quality University Education in order to contribute to poverty reduction and increase the number of qualified persons for the labour market
  3. To develop and encourage a culture of research and publication in public universities

Legal Oversight

The Department provides oversight through the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013.

Policy Supervision

The Department superintends over the sub-sector through the Higher Education Policy. The Policy provides oversight on higher education in Zambia.

Departmental Structure

The structure is illustrated below: