We regulate and coordinate higher education to ensure that institutions produce programmes  that are responsive to the socio economic needs of the country.


Globally comparative higher education institutions and programmes.


Ensuring relevance and excellence

About us

The Eswatini Higher Education Council (ESHEC) was established in 2015 in terms of the Higher Education Act of 2013 to regulate Higher Education provision in the country. Its mandate is to develop and implement a quality assurance system for higher education, covering, among other areas, registration, accreditation, institutional audits, quality promotion and setting of standards. The Higher Education Act defines higher education as all learning programmes commenced after secondary education, leading to a higher qualification. For an institution to operate and be recognized in Eswatini, it must be registered under the Higher Education Act, 2013.