Stringent conditions set for private higher education sector

A series of tough requirements will soon be imposed on Rwandan private higher learning institutions and investors in the sector in order to ensure that quality education is not compromised, writes Edwin Ashimwe for The New Times.

Appearing on local radio stations, Director-General of the Higher Education Council Dr Rose Mukankomeje said the move is informed by the recent inspection carried out by her institution. “We are soon releasing regulatory requirements which people who want to start private universities and even those already in operation, must adhere to. The regulatory framework will be much stricter to avoid past mistakes,” Mukankomeje said.

The development comes after the Ministry of Education closed three private universities due to what it said were administrative challenges that compromised the quality of education. Mukankomeje said among the regulations to be implemented is to compel private investors to use equity financing as opposed to bank loans to open up private universities.
Full report on The New Times site