Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development

MISSION

To provide a dynamic system for human capital development to sustain a science and technology – led socio-economic transformation


OVERALL FUNCTIONS

  • Co-ordinate higher and tertiary education, science, technology and innovation policy planning, review, formulation, and implementation to meet the transformational agenda;
  • Develop policies and programmes for human capital development through tertiary education for the country’s transformational needs.
  • Facilitate establishment of bilateral and multilateral collaborative research and development programmes.
  • Co-ordinate institutional and scientific research and development and innovation initiatives in all sectors;
  • Facilitate access to university education and training;
  • Monitor all Technical and Vocational Education Training Programmes including registration, accreditation, qualification assessments and operations of Independent
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions.
  • Coordinate and regulate Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) through the provision of relevant and responsive curricula, validation systems, quality assurance systems, reliable examinations, trade tests, skills upgrade and apprenticeship training; and
  • Coordinate and regulate Teacher Education through the provision of relevant and responsive curricula, validation systems, quality assurance systems, reliable examinations, trade tests, skills upgrade and apprenticeship training; and
  • Coordinate mainstreaming of cross cutting projects/programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.