The The National Council for Higher Education is managed by a team of experienced administrators led by the Executive Director. He is assisted by a Deputy Director and two Directors in Quality Assurance Department and Research, Documentation and Development Department
Prof Opuda-Asibo, J ( Executive Director )
Born in 1952, Professor Opuda-Asibo John is a specialist in Public health, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Having Graduated from Makerere University in 1977 (BVM) and University of Minnesota USA, 1980 (MPH) and 1983 (PhD).He Brings 37 years of service in higher education, 31 of which are from Makerere University since 1977, where he was a Head of Department for 15 years and Professor of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Later Director of Research and Graduate studies (199-2003). The other years were at Kyambogo University where he was DVC (Academic Affairs) for 5 years and Ag VC for one and half years. He has been at the helm of Quality Assurance in Makerere University as Chairman of the Senate Quality Assurance Committee for 7 years and Chair Research and Graduate Studies Awards in both Makerere and Kyambogo Universities as well as Chair of Senate at Kyambogo University. He has a wealth of experience of regulatory systems in his training in Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine and during University Service, besides in other natural sciences, such as being chair of the Natural Biotechnology Committee (2003 to date)He has 31 years of classroom teaching and research supervision, the latter supervision of over 50 Undergraduates, 26 Masters and 17 PhD students at Makerere and other Universities. He has over 65 publications; in refereed journals and over 80 in conference presentations and reports.
Professor Opuda-Asibo believes in a strong undergraduate foundation for a successful graduate training to solve problems and transformation of Society. He also believes that quality assurance has its base and strength in the academic department which implements the curriculum while the rest of the University systems play a support role. He is the 2nd Executive Director of NCHE from 2013
Dr Pamela Tibihikirra (Director – Quality Assurance & Accreditation)
Dr. Pamela holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington, USA; a Master of Laws (LLM), London School of Economics (LSE), UK; a Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip. L. P.), Law Development Centre (LDC), Uganda and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons), Makerere University, Uganda. Prior to joining NCHE.
Pamela worked at Uganda Christian University for 9 years during which she served as Dean, Faculty of Law from September 2009 to March 2014. She was the Senate Representative to the University Council and sat on its Appointments and Staff Welfare Board from May 2010 to March 2014.
Pamela is a Legal Education specialist and has published a leading text in this field, Liberalization of Legal Education in Uganda: Policy Considerations. She has been a member of the governing board of the Law Development Centre since April 2010 on appointment by the Attorney General/Minister of Justice & Constitutional Affairs. Pamela joined NCHE in April 2014.
Director- Research, Development and Documentation