The HEDU was given a mandate to provide developmental advocacy on behalf of BCC, ETTC, and SJPP, with a view to:

  1. assist the institutions in their alignment with international best practices;
  2. ensure that the Ministry’s objectives for higher education are being realised across the three institutions;
  3. function as the Ministry’s oversight unit relative to the execution of the annual programme of the three institutions;
  4. facilitate expansion relative to increasing access to students currently denied admission;
  5. facilitate overall programme growth across the three institutions;
  6. facilitate the expansion of the ICT capability across the three institutions; and
  7. collaborate with the institutions to develop growth strategies and set clear development targets.