Next steps in the CHE institutional audit process

31 August 2022

Dear colleagues and students

I am pleased to inform you that the Council on Higher Education (CHE) Institutional Audit of the University of Cape Town (UCT) has been successfully concluded.

I wish to thank all staff and students who participated in interview sessions during the site visit last week. I would also like to thank all the departments that were readily available to guide the panel around UCT’s campuses and facilities. Finally, thank you to the Institutional Audit Steering Committee and the Institutional Planning Department for the audit preparations and for ensuring that the site visit ran smoothly.

We await the CHE’s report with findings and recommendations on how to improve the university’s internal quality management system and how we assure quality. Once received, UCT will engage with these recommendations through an improvement plan that will be submitted to the CHE. The university will also be required to provide periodic reports on progress based on the improvement plan.

The audit panel’s report will be made available to the university community on the Institutional Planning Department’s website when finalised.


Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

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