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 & Vice Chancellor – Kyambogo University
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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

Bio:

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 (PhD, London)

Chair - 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.

Mr Vasco Kura

Chair - Finance, Planning and Administration Committee
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Mr Vasco Kura

Chair -Finance and Management Committee

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Representation: He represents Religious Institutions (Anglican)

He is a Provincial Education Coordinator of the Church of Uganda since 2009 and Provincial Education Secretary Church of Uganda

Mr. Agaba Abbas Mugisa

Chair - Audit and Risk Committee
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Mr. Agaba Abbas Mugisa

Chair – Audit and Risk Management Committee

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Represents the general public on the Council. He is a lawyer and Member of parliament for Kitagwenda County

Mr. Charles Hilton Ogang

Chair - IRI
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Mr. Charles Hilton Ogang

Chairperson – ICT, Research and Innovation committee 

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Representation: He represents Farmers on the Council.

Mr. Charles Hilton Ogang is a member of NCHE Representing the Agriculture Sector in Uganda.

Mr. Ogang holds a Bachelor Degree in Democracy and Development Studies (BDDS) from Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi (UMU) and Diploma in Leadership and good governance from Nsamizi Training institute of Social Development And Certificate in Public Administration and Management of Makerere University.

As President of Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE), in 2010 he was nominated to represent the Agriculture sector in the council. Mr. Ogang is a member and the acting chairman of ICT, Research and Innovation committee and a member of Finance and Management committee.

Mr. Ogang is a board member of the World Farmers Organisation (WFO). He is also serving on the Management team of National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI). A member of World food Security committee (CFS) at World Farmers Organisation . Chairman agriculture sector committee Privet sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU)

Mr. Ogang is a Model and Practicing Farmer with over 20 years of experience and doing mixed farming on 100 Hectors of Land and majoring mainly in Livestock and Cereal crops .He is also the Chairman Kungu Cereal growers Co-operative with over 200 members.

He is the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources in the Lango Cultural foundation (LCF).

Dr. Moses Twesigye-Omwe

Chair - Disciplinary
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Dr. Moses Twesigye-Omwe

Chairperson Disciplinary

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Representation: He represents Uganda Technical Colleges on the Council.

    • Former Principal Kichwamba Technical College
    • Director Tricon consulting Engineers

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