Accreditation of Tertiary Institutions

Accreditation is the process that entails recognition and confirmation in writing, by certificate, licence, charter or document issued by the National Council for Higher Education that following its application for establishment, recognition or upgrade, a higher education institution has met and continues to meet the standards set by the National Council for delivery of higher education in accordance with the provisions of universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001. For any institution to be accredited, the National Council must be satisfied, after a series of inspections and visitations, that the institution concerned has adequate physical and financial resources, viable programmes, adequate qualified staff and structures of governance to deliver quality higher education.


Equating and Recognition of Qualifications

The national Council has in place a mechanism for equating of professional and academic qualifications by various institutions from within and outside Uganda. In this way, Ugandan employers can be protected against fake certificate holders.