COUNCIL MEMBERS

Meet Our Council!

The Council of the NCHE is responsible for policy oversight and guidance. It has 20 members and executes duties under the chairperson and 5 Committees chairs listed below:

Prof. Dr. Eli Katunguka- Rwakishaya

Chairperson - NCHE
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Professor Dr. Eli. Katunguka Rwakishaya

B.V.M. (Makerere), M.V.M. (UCD, Dublin),Ph.D (Glasgow)

Chairman, National Council for Higher Education and Vice Chancellor, Kyambogo University

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Professor Dr. Eli Katunguka-Rwakishaya is a Professor of veterinary medicine with a wide experience in Research Management. He is the current Chairman of National Council for Higher Education and Vice Chancellor of Kyambogo University. He served as a Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and Acting Vice Chancellor, Kyambogo University from 2014 until March 2017 when he was appointed as a substantive Vice Chancellor. He was a Director of Research and Graduate Training from 2004-2013 at Makerere University where he attracted large sums of money to support research at Makerere University. Notable development partners were Swedish International Development Agency, Carnegie Corporation of New York, European Union, Wellcome Trust, and more. Before, he was Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University.

He also served as the Chairman of Eastern African Research and Innovations Management Association (EARIMA) and Founder of Uganda Research and Innovations Management Association (URIMA) and Executive Director of Africa Foundation for Research and Innovations Capacity Development (AFRICaD).He has published eight books, six chapters in books, 65 papers in peer reviewed journals, over 70 conference proceedings and he has participated in more than 140 conferences and workshops where he has presented papers or participated as a key organizer.

He is a member of many national and international organizations notably World Animal Heath Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission, Society for Research Administration International, Uganda National Examinations Board, Inter University Council for East Africa , National Council for Higher Education and Uganda National Academy of Sciences.

He obtained his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine/Parasitology from University of Glasgow. He got his Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from Makerere University and Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from University College Dublin. He did his secondary education from Ntare School.

He is married with children and grandchildren.

Prof. Joy Constance Kwesiga

Vice Chairperson-NCHE & Chairperson Quality Assurance Committee
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Professor Joy Constance Kwesiga (PhD, London)
Chair – Accreditation and Quality Assurance Committee

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Representation:
She represents Public Universities on the Council.

She is an experienced academician, University Administrator and Social Development Analyst and a renowned gender and Women advocate. She has had an enviable privilege of combining academic work with women’s rights activist work. She has been a Professor of Gender Studies and the Vice-Chancellor of Kabale University since November 2005 to date. She oversaw the transformation of Kabale University from a private community University to a Public University. Even when Kabale University was a private University, she effectively steered it to attain a University Charter in 2014.

Haji Dr. Ramathan Mugalu

Chairperson - Finance and Management Committee
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Haji Dr. Ramathan Mugalu

Chairperson -Finance and Management Committee

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Representation: He represents  Religious Organization (UMSC)

 

Prof. K.M. Mathew

Chairperson - Audit and Risk Management Committee
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Prof. K.M. Mathew

Chairperson – Audit and Risk Management Committee

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Prof. K.M. Mathew is an experienced academic administrator and scholar. He did his Masters in Political Science and also completed LLB and earned two Masters in LAW, LLM in International Law& LLM in Administrative Law. Prof. Mathew did PG Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personal Management, Human Resource Management, Alternative Dispute Management from various reputed Institutes. He carried out extensive research in Human Right in Conflict and Combat zone and completed PHD from the Prestigious Jamia University, New Delhi. He is an expert in Conflict Management, Resource Mobilization and Personal Management. Prof. Mathew was associated with one of the largest Youth Organization in the World (National Cadet Corps) and actively participated in various International Youth Activities, International Youth Exchange Programs and Intellectual Development Programs. He is resource person for various Socio-Political Workshops and Seminars. He assumed the appointment of Vice Chancellor of ISBAT University in March 2018 and currently the member of National Council of Higher Education representing the Senate of Vice Chancellors of Private Universities. 

Dr. Jenipher Twebaze Musoke

Chairperson - ICT, Research and Innovation
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 Dr. Jenipher Twebaze Musoke

Chairperson – ICT, Research and Innovation committee 

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Representation: She represents the Commerce Industry

Dr. Jenipher Twebaze Musoke is an experienced Researcher, Administrator and Coordinator. She is a staff and member of National Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has been a Presidential Advisor on improving household income for 11years. She has led Research for BRAC Africa; coordinated research and training between Makerere, Copenhagen&Aarhus; other projects funded by World Bank, DFID, MasterCard Foundation, GlobalFund, Oxfam and DANIDA. Dr Jenipher’s research is published in Anthropology&Medicine, Princeton University Press, African Journal of International Health; Routledge&Duke University Press. She is married with children.

 

 

Dr. Pr. Israel Kafeero

Chairperson - Human Resource and Management Committee
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Dr. Pr. Israel Kafeero

Chairperson- Human Resource Management Committee

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Representation: He represents Religious Organization (SDA) 

 

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