At the centre of the country’s qualifications system is the Eswatini Qualifications Framework (ESQF) which serves as blueprint for the development of education and training programmes and qualifications. The key responsibilities of the EQA include the development and implementation of the ESQF, registration of qualifications in the ESQF, verification and evaluation of qualifications (local and foreign) and the creation of a database of qualifications awarded in the country to create the much desired trust, recognition of Eswatini qualifications in the SADC region and internationally.


To be efficient and trustworthy in implementing a robust Eswatini Qualifications Framework that fosters and promotes responsive and competitive qualifications.


Spearheading the establishment and operationalisation of the Eswatini Qualifications Framework to ensure production of credible and globally recognised qualifications for shared accelerated growth.

EQA Values

  • Reliability
  • Transparency
  • Quality
  • Teamwork
  • Responsiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity

EQA Intervention logic

To ensure an aligned and responsive Education, Training and Skills Development system that generates credible and globally-recognised qualifications for improved economic, social and cultural development for all EmaSwati.

EQA motto

Achieving transformation of Eswatini’s Education Training and Skills Development through a robust Qualifications Framework

Key Functions

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