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CHE is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, established by an Act of Parliament, the Universities Act (Cap.210B) of 1985:

The Commission for Higher Education is mandated ( to make better provisions for the advancement of University education in Kenya and for connected purposes including foreign credential assessment and recognition convention.

Definition of "Recognized Higher Education Institution" in Kenya:

For purposes of the UNESCO Portal on Higher Education Institutions, recognized higher education institutions refer to:

1. Public universities established through Acts of Parliament;

2. Private universities established through charters by the Commission for Higher Education;

3. Post secondary school institutions authorized by the Commission for Higher Education to offer degree programmes in collaboration with local universities (1 and 2 above) or private universities.

1. Higher education institutions recognized by competent authorities

2. Higher education programmes recognized by competent authorities

3. Information for students planning to study in the country

4. Information on the higher education system

5. Information on foreign credential assessment and recognition

6. Information on financial assistance opportunities

7. Cross-border Higher education

8. National Information Centre

9. Definitions of key terms

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