About the National Council for Higher Education

At a time when higher education is being transformed from the monopoly of the elite to the right of the masses and when global forces are transforming the way higher education is being delivered, the role of a regulatory agency becomes very crucial. To regulate higher education, and to guide the establishment of institutions of higher learning as well as ensure that quality and relevant education is delivered, the National Council for Higher Education was established by an Act of Parliament.

Corporate Governance of NCHE

The national Council is a semi-autonomous and self-accounting body with a secretariat headed by the Executive Director. The day to day operations of the secretariat are vested in the Executive Director who reports to the National Council. In the execution of the policies of the NCHE, the Heads of Departments, who constitute the  Management Team, assist the Executive Director


A Uganda with Accessible, equitable, relevant and sustainable quality higher education



To ensure provision of relevant and sustainable quality higher education for development and transformation of society


Core Values

In pursuit of her mission, NCHE will be guided by the following values:
i.      Independence
ii.     Professionalism
iii.   Integrity
iv.   Responsiveness