The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in Uganda was established with overall mandate to regulate higher education in Uganda. This includes, among other things, streamlining establishments and administration and setting standards for higher education in Uganda. The higher education sub-sector comprises universities and other tertiary institutions. The Council is also expected to work with the National Planning Authority (NDA)and Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to identify priority national human resource needs and coordinate the development of suitable curricula to address such needs.
In order for the council to carry out the above functions effectively, it needs to have reliable systems in place with which it can continuously monitor and assess the performance of the sub-sector including tracking graduates wherever the may be working so as to assess the continued relevance of the programs offered by the various higher education institutions.