Directorate of Policy, Research and Planning

The Directorate of Policy, Research and Planning is led by a Director who reports to the Executive Director. The Directorate is responsible for advising the Executive Director on policy and strategy for the sector as a whole and for carrying out the necessary research and information gathering to inform policy making decision on higher education sector. The directorate is also responsible to keep the Council abreast of developments worldwide with respect to higher education policy and planning, and matters relating to quality and standards.

The Directorate is also responsible for overseeing the procedures whereby all higher education institutions submit strategic and operational plans to the Council for approval.

The Directorate is responsible for:

  • Drafting and reviewing annually the Rwandan Higher Education Strategic Plan in line with the Republic of Rwanda Policy Framework for Higher Education, consulting with all stakeholders;
  • Communicating with the sector so that they are kept fully briefed on the strategic and operational planning requirements;
  • Reviewing the strategic and operational plans of higher education institutions on a regular basis;
  • Carrying out graduate tracer survey and employers satisfaction study;
  • Collecting and publishing statistical data on the sector on a regular basis;
  • Providing intelligence on policy and strategic planning developments in higher education regionally and internationally.