About the Journal
The National Council for Higher Education was established as the regulator of higher education to implement the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act of Parliament (UOTIA, 2001). By the provisions of the Act, NCHE is mandated to guide the establishment of institutions of higher learning as well as ensure delivery of quality and relevant education to all qualified persons. NCHE has strived to achieve its mandate to ensure that sustainable quality higher education is provided at all Higher Educational Institutions in Uganda.
Quality University Education will be crucial in the production of the human resources required for implementing the Uganda’s Vision 2040. The NCHE Strategic Plan 2020/21 – 2024/25 therefore, is in line with the Vision 2040, the National Planning Framework and International Commitments, aimed at providing equitable access to higher education for all eligible students as well as quality instructional programs through efficient use of the limited resources available to the Sector. The development and review of programmes at higher education have not kept pace with emerging social and economic challenges. In the next 5 years the Higher education subsector require s a deliberate leveraging and repositioning staff and curriculum development and STI infrastructure to optimize their human capital development role to support Uganda’s Vision 20140 and the technological advancements like the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).
The NCHE Strategic Plan 2020/21 – 2024/25 endeavors to address issues affecting the higher education sector by providing broad- based strategies that can give it meaningful opportunities to maximize its potential in providing services. This Strategic Plan is a positive step by NCHE in addressing the underlying challenges facing the Higher education sub sector in Uganda. The Plan will guide NCHE in the delivery of tangible results to its Stakeholders for the next five years, as well as playing its role in achieving the national goals of the country and Society.
I wish to emphasize that this Plan is a statement of intent. Its key result areas will only be realized if it is effectively implemented. The responsibility for the execution of the strategies rests with all stakeholders. Special thanks and tribute go to the Government of Uganda, MoES, NCHE Council and staff.
I sincerely thank all those who participated in the formulation of the Strategic Plan for their ideas and commitment.
Prof. Dr. Eli – Rwakishaya Katunguka CHAIRPERSON NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION