A high-level delegation of Uganda’s National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) visited the Commission on 19th and 20th April to benchmark on quality assurance of university education. NCHE, whose mandate includes regulating and guiding on the establishment and management of higher education institutions, operates in the same terrain as CUE and thus the
The NCHE team was hosted by the Commission Secretary/CEO Prof. Mwenda Ntarangwi and Deputy Commission Secretary in charge of Accreditation Prof. Grace Njoroge. Other senior members of staff present were Mr. Joseph Musyoki, Head of Institutional Accreditation Department and Ms. Angela Nyang’era, Senior Legal and Enforcement Officer.
The team was taken through the various functions of the Commission including, Corporate governance and management practices that enhance quality of university education, infrastructure and facilities that support quality assurance, the processes of accrediting universities and programmes, Linkages with key stakeholders in both public and private sector, university funding models and students financing.
Prof. Ntarangwi noted that the visit by our Ugandan counterparts was an indication of the Commission’s stature in the region and its ability to meet its mandate in the country and beyond. Reflecting on the visit, Prof. Mary Okwakol thanked the Commission for the excellent hospitality displayed and added that her team had benefited greatly from the insghts shared.
The NCHE-Uganda team was led by Prof. Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director NCHE’s Council, and accompanied by council members—Prof. Eli Rwakishaya Katunguka (Chairperson), Hajji Ramathan Mugalu (member), Prof. Joy Kwesiga (member) and Prof. John Mugisha (member).