Draft Higher Education Bill

1st January 1997

To change the law governing higher education and, for that purpose, to provide for the establishment, composition and functions of a Council on Higher Education; to provide for the establishment of a single, co-ordinated system of higher education while encouraging diversity within such system; to provide for funding of the higher education system; to provide for the effective, efficient and optimal utilisation of resources in the highereducation system; to provide for programme-based higher education; to providefor the registration of private and foreign institutions of higher education; to provide for quality assurance, promotion and certification in highereducation; to provide for regional co-operation in higher education; toprovide for the appointment of an independent assessor; to amend or repeal existing legislation affecting the higher education system; and to providefor matters incidental thereto