Guiding Legislative Document
Four major guiding documents were enacted to support Higher and Tertiary Education
The Polytechnics Act of 2001, which outlined the governance and institutional arrangement of polytechnics and colleges.
- The National Council for Technical, Vocational and other Academic Awards (NCTVA) Act of 2001, established the NCTVA as a body to certify graduates at the diploma and certificate level.
- The Tertiary Education Commission Act of 2001 (TEC 2001) established the TEC as the agency responsible for quality assurance of Higher Education Institutions.
- The University Act of 2005 led to the re-constitution of the University, granted university status to Njala College (now Njala University) and allowed for the establishment of private universities.