Rwanda High Education Board

Rwanda High Education Board

The Government of Rwanda is supporting the transformation of higher education so that it is fit for purpose and internationally credible. Higher education institutions are required to deliver graduates, research, consultancy services and community engagement to support the social and economic development of Rwanda.

They are also required to demonstrate that the standards of their awards, research and consultancy services are internationally credible. All providers, public and private, will be periodically reviewed and sub standard provision, wherever it is found, will have to be brought up to threshold standards. Failure to bring provision up to standard will result in closure.

To support it in transforming higher education the Government has established the Higher Education Council as an independent Government Agency. The Higher Education Council is responsible for ensuring the structure, organisation and functioning of higher education institutions and monitoring and evaluating the quality and standard of provision and ensuring the quality enhancement of teaching and research. It advises the Minister in charge of Higher Education on all matters relating to the accreditation of higher education institutions. One of the key responsibilities of the Higher Education Council is to act as a regulatory agency.