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THE ROLE OF ZIMCHE. ZIMCHE WORKSHOP ON QA IN HEIs MIDLANDS STATE UNIVERSITY 10 NOVEMBER 2011. Evelyn Garwe Deputy CEO. Presentation Overview. ZIMCHE Act Mandate Core Functions Structure of ZIMCHE Profiles of Council Members Committees of Council The Secretariat . THE ZIMCHE ACT.

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THE ROLE OF ZIMCHE

ZIMCHE WORKSHOP ON QA IN HEIs

MIDLANDS STATE UNIVERSITY

10 NOVEMBER 2011

Evelyn Garwe

Deputy CEO

presentation overview
Presentation Overview
  • ZIMCHE Act
  • Mandate
  • Core Functions
  • Structure of ZIMCHE
    • Profiles of Council Members
    • Committees of Council
    • The Secretariat
the zimche act
THE ZIMCHE ACT
  • The framework of the system of HE in Zimbabwe is defined in the ZIMCHE Act, Chapter 25:27 which was promulgated in 2006
  • The Act repealed the National Council for Higher Education Act, Chapter 25:08
zimche mandate
ZIMCHE MANDATE
  • Promote, coordinate & improve relevance & quality of HE
  • Act as a regulator in the determination and maintenance of standards of teaching, examinations, academic qualifications & research

in HEIs

core functions
CORE FUNCTIONS
  • Develop & recommend policy on HE
  • Register & deregister HEIs;
  • Accredit & regularly audit HEIs, programmes & courses;
  • Provide advice on the budgeting & funding arrangements for HEIs;
  • to assist HEIs in the training of high calibre staff;
  • Promote international co-operation & facilitate exchange programmes in HE;
  • Provide documentation, information & PR services for HE & training;
  • Promote equity in & access to HE
the zimche working environment
The ZIMCHE working environment

The President of The State

H&TE Minister

ZIMCHE

H& TE

Institutions

the structure of zimche
THE STRUCTURE OF ZIMCHE

COUNCIL

  • Council is the governing body & provides policy direction.
  • Appointed by the Minister on a 3-year term on the basis of expertise & experience in HE and research & ability to give guidance and advice on matters of HE in the country in order to ensure that the functions of Council are discharged according to the

highest professional standards.

council
COUNCIL

The membership is 21 & consists of:

  • A chairman & a Vice Chairman.
  • 9 members who are not members of the public service, of whom at least 3 are external to the HE sector.
  • 3 Permanent Secretaries of ministries relevant to the development of HE
  • 3 VCs representing both public and private universities
  • The Chief Executive Officer
  • 3 members of international repute

co-opted by the 18 members

appointed by the Minister

committees of council
COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL
  • Council executes its functions through specialist Committees and the Secretariat.
  • The committees examine and determine specific issues and advise the Council on action to be taken.
  • The committees engage the services of resource persons and peer reviewers where necessary.
1 executive committee of council
1. Executive Committee of Council

This is the principal committee of Council. It has the following membership: 

  • The Chairperson of the Council (Prof. C.J. Chetsanga)
  • The Vice-Chairperson of council (Prof. S.V. Mubako)
  • The Chairperson of the HEQAC (Prof. L.M. Nyagura)
  • One member appointed by Council from among the nine members appointed into Council in accordance with Section 7 (1) (C) (Prof. H. Patel).
  • The Chief Executive Officer
2 he quality assurance committee
2. HE Quality Assurance Committee

This Committee is responsible for recommending to Council all issues to do with QA in HE including:

  • assessing & ensuring the establishment & maintenance of high academic stds in universities & institutions that have applied for accreditation.
  • evaluation & approval of curricula of academic programmes & assessment of academic resources supporting such programmes.
  • Recommends to Council the national

standards on recognition and equation

of qualifications from various parts of

the world

he quality assurance committee
HE Quality Assurance Committee

Membership:

  • Prof. L. M. Nyagura– Chairperson
  • Prof. L. R. Ndlovu
  • Prof. F. P. Gudyanga
  • Dr R. Mafoti
  • Chief Executive Officer
3 he funding and financing committee
3. HE Funding and Financing Committee
  • Responsible for advising Council on all issues of funding, audit & internal controls, risk management and remuneration in HE including policies, principles, formulae & criteria governing allocation of public funds to HEIs.
  • The membership is as follows:
      • Prof. N.M. Bhebe – Chairperson
      • Dr. P. Makurira
      • Mr W. L. Manungo
      • Chief Executive Officer
4 human resource committee
4. Human Resource Committee

This committee is responsible for looking into issues of staff welfare including to recruitment, retention & promotion .

  • It has the following membership:
      • Dr. G. Mandishona – Chairperson
      • Prof. L.S. Zijenah
      • Prof. M.M. Mhloyi
      • Dr. W.T. Mbizvo
5 academic and student affairs committee
5. Academic and Student Affairs Committee

This committee is responsible for looking into issues of the welfare of students.

  • It has the following membership:
      • Prof. M.M. Mhloyi –Chairperson
      • Prof. L.S Zijena
      • Dr W.T. Mbizvo
      • Dr I.M. Sibanda
      • Dr P. Kurasha
      • Prof. N.M. Maphosa
      • CEO
zimche secretariat
ZIMCHE SECRETARIAT
  • The Secretariat is headed by the CEO and ex-officio member of Council
  • The CEO is appointed by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education
  • The role of the Secretariat is to facilitate and coordinate the work of Council.
secretariat structure
SECRETARIAT STRUCTURE

The Secretariat operates through 3 Directorates each headed by a PD:

  • Registration and Accreditation;
  • Academic and Institutional Audits
  • HR, Admin and Finance
conclusion
Conclusion
  • This paper has explained that ZIMCHE was established by an Act of Parliament, explained its functions and its composition.
  • Good working relations among all stakeholders in HE will enable ZIMCHE to promote quality in HE in Zimbabwe.