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Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education Act (Act 1, 2006)
April 28, 2006
Published in Government Gazette: 28th April, 2006
Commencement: Statutory Instrument 218 has fixed the date of commencement of this Act as 1st October 2006.

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Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education Act [Chapter 25:27]


Arrangement of Sections

PART I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title and date of commencement.
2. Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ZIMBABWE COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
3. Establishment of Council.
4. Seal of Council.
5. Objects and powers of Council.
6. Functions of Council.
7. Membership of Council.
8. Responsibility of the Minister.
9. Secretariat of Council.

PART III
REGISTRATION OF PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
10. Registration of private institutions.
11. Provision and final registration of private institutions.
12. Provisions to be contained in charters of private institutions.
13. Amendment of charters of private institutions.
14. Revocation of charters of private institutions.

PART IV
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
15. Establishment of public institutions.
16. Declaration of institutions of higher education.
17. Closure or merger of public institutions.

PART V
INSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS AND ACCREDITATION
18. Publication of institutional quality assurance standards and evaluation of institutions.
19. Basis of accreditation.
20. Effect of accreditation.
21. Reports of institutions to Council.

PART VI
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
22. Funds of Council.
23. Investment of monies not immediately required by Council.
24. Financial year.
25. Accounts of Council.
26. Audit of Council accounts.
27. Annual report.

PART VII
GENERAL
28. Immunity.
29. Repeal of Cap. 25:08 and savings.
30. Regulations.
31. Transitional provisions.

FIRST SCHEDULE: Powers of the Council.
SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions applicable to the Council.


ACT

To establish the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education to register and accredit institutions of higher education; to repeal the National Council for Higher Education Act [Chapter 25:08]; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

ENACTED by the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1 Short title and date of commencement
(1) This Act may be cited as the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education Act [Chapter 25:27].
(2) This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by the President by statutory instrument.

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