National Council for Higher Education Malawi (NCHE) (Malawi)
Towards a culture of quality and excellence in higher education.
To champion quality, accessible and relevant higher education in Malaŵi.
As an institution, its core values are:
Its mandates in line with the constituting legislation are:
to promote and coordinate education provided by higher education institutions;
to register and de-register higher education institutions;
to determine a framework for funding public higher education institutions;
to harmonise selection of students to all public universities;
to regulate, determine and maintain standards of teaching, examinations, academic qualifications, academic facilities;
to develop a national qualification framework which is compatible with regional and international standards;
to determine criteria and procedures for registration and de-registration of higher education institutions;
to accredit both public and private higher education institutions;
to design and recommend an institutional quality assurance system for higher education;
to recommend to the Minister institutional quality assurance standards for the establishment, standardisation and accreditation of higher education institutions including standards of:
teaching and learning,
infrastructure, physical plant and equipment,
the development of curricula,
libraries and learning resource centres,
safety of teaching and learning facilities, and
student-transfer between programmes and higher education institutions.
to provide guidance for terms and conditions for awarding grants and scholarships to students of public higher education institutions;
to ensure that higher education institutions have high calibre of members of staff by:
prescribing standards and maintaining minimum requirements for engagement of members of staff to all levels of higher education institutions;
advising on conditions of employment;
overseeing continuous professional development for members of staff of higher education institutions; and
from time to time, prescribing, maintaining and reviewing a code of conduct of professional ethics for members of staff of higher education institutions.
to assess, evaluate and recognise qualifications attained at a foreign higher education institution;
to represent interests of the Malawian higher education regionally and internationally;
to monitor the implementation of international agreements concerning higher education;
to promote international cooperation and facilitate exchanges of higher education; and
to advise the Minister on all matters of higher education.See more