Higher Education Act, 2003
Regulations for Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions, 2009
Government Notice 160 of 2009
- Published in Government Gazette 4312 on 1 August 2009
- Commenced on 1 August 2009
- [This is the version of this document at 15 November 2017.]
- [Note: The version of this legislation as at 15 November 2017 was revised and consolidated by the Legal Assistance Centre and the Government of the Republic of Namibia. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for NamibLII.]
Part I – PRELIMINARY
1. DefinitionsIn these regulations a word or expression defined in the Act has that meaning and, unless the context otherwise indicates-“accreditation” means the establishment of the status, legitimacy and appropriateness of an institution or programme of study to determine the reliability, credibility and acknowledge the worth of the institution or programme(s) offered by such institution;“approved programme” means a programme approved by the registrar in terms of regulation 12, and includes a registration certificate in terms of regulation 10;“location” means any learning location such as a campus, satellite campus or learning centre controlled and administered by an applicant or a private institution;“person” includes a partnership and association;“private institution” means private higher education institution;“programme” means the sequential learning activities, associated with curriculum implementation, leading to the achievement of an appropriate qualification; and“the Act” means the Higher Education Act, 2003 (Act No. 26 of 2003).
Part II – REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS
2. Eligibility for registrationA person who has been found guilty of an offence contemplated in section 41(1)(a) of the Act may only apply for registration after a period of 5 years after the payment of the fine or serving the term of imprisonment.
3. Application for registration as private institution
4. Application for amendment of registration as private institution or for amendment of any condition of registration
5. Withdrawal of application for registration as private institution or for amendment of registration
6. Subsequent application for registration as private institution
Part III – DETERMINATION OF REGISTRATION
7. Determination of application for registration as private institution
8. Determination of application for amendment of registration as private institution or for amendment of any condition of registrationThe registrar must consider and determine an application for amendment of registration or for amendment of any condition of registration of a private institution in accordance with the provisions of the Act and these regulations.
Part IV – REGISTRATION NAME AND REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
9. Registration name
10. Form and contents of certificate of registration
Part V – RESPONSIBILITIES OF PRIVATE INSTITUTION
11. Maintenance of registrationIn order to maintain its registration a private institution must-
12. Approved programmes
13. Information for students and the publicA private institution must publish at least once each year a calendar, prospectus or brochure for the information of students and the public containing-
14. Academic records
15. Official documents, marketing and advertising
16. Information required by the registrarA private institution must submit such information as the registrar may reasonably require for the purpose of monitoring compliance with the Act and maintaining the higher education information management system, including but not restricted to-
17. Deregistration or closure of private institutionA private institution that has been notified by the registrar that the institution has been deregistered as contemplated in section 29(3) or has been closed under section 31(2) of the Act must-
Part VI – GENERAL
18. Fees for certified copies of or extracts from documentsThe fees payable for obtaining a certified copy of or extract from any document kept by the registrar in terms of the Act as contemplated in section 32 of the Act are in Annexure 6.
19. PenaltiesA person convicted of an offence in terms of these Regulations is liable to a fine not exceeding N$2 000 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.
History of this document
15 November 2017 this version
01 August 2009