The people of Uganda in partnership with Visionaries of Uganda have recognized the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) as the best Education Quality Assurance body for the year 2021.
The function on which NCHE and other agencies and companies from different disciplines were announced, was held on Thursday 1st December 2021 at the Serena Hotel in Kampala on the theme ‘Recognising continued Social-Economic Transformation of Uganda and Strengthening the fundamentals of the economy to achieve Uganda Vision2040’.
Officiating at the function, the Vice President HE Rtd. Major Jessica Alupo Epel hailed all the organizations for supporting the government to achieve its vision and goal amidst institutional and individual challenges and called upon all the agencies and companies to be market-driven and ensure the quality of their products in order to have a favorable competition in the world market.
She, however, requested the MPs to reiterate the government’s commitment to providing a conducive environment through security and peace to enable all institutions to perform.
The Chairperson National Planning Authority, Prof. Pamela Mbabazi, said that the selection of the best agencies and companies was done by the people of Uganda based on the achievements and contributions of the agency towards Uganda’s Vision 2040 in the past two years.
She said the awards aim at profiling the key performances and challenges of all agencies especially their contribution to Vision 2040 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sectors included Education, Transport, Construction, Health, tourism, insurance, Water and Environment.
The function was also addressed by the Minister for Public Service Hon. Muruli Mukasa, Minister for Trade, Industries and Cooperative Hon. Francis Mwebesa and the State Minister for Housing, Hon. Persis Namuganza.
Other entities recognized within the Education sector include; Prof. Mary J. N. Okwakol for her outstanding contribution to the education sector in Uganda, Busitema University, International University of East Africa, Uganda Petroleum Institute, Kigumba, Uganda Cooperative College, Kigumba, Mulago School of Nursing, and Midwifery and Nile Vocational Institute.