Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards. Accreditation is necessary to any person or institution in education that needs to prove that they meet a general standard of quality. The Standards for Accreditation herein referred to as Quality Assurance Standards for Higher Education are an articulation by the ZIMCHE of what a Higher Education Institution (HEI) must do to deserve public trust. They also function as a framework for institutional development and self-evaluation. Covering areas of institutional, academic and administrative operations, the Standards are largely qualitative, in keeping with their need to apply to a variety of institutions with different mandates.
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE MONITORING, INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION, PROGRAMME ACCREDITATION, QUALIFICATION ASSESSMENT, AND REGISTRATION OF INSTITUTIONS WHICH NEED TO PROVIDE HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES