Institutional accreditation or permitting institutions to exist and deliver higher education, is a key tool of quality assurance. It is a process through which institutions are assessed at various stages before they are licensed. It covers all aspects of institutions; including land, staffing, educational facilities, governance, financial resources and physical facilities.

In processing the applications for accreditation, the NCHE follows the provisions of the University and other Tertiary Institutions Act, 200I, which empowers the NCHE to make regulations to ensure the provision of quality higher education. Accordingly, the NCHE has issued a number of Statutory Instruments. Click Here for the Statutory Instruments.

Annual Reports

2017/2018 – 2019/2020 Strategic Plan

I am pleased to present the NCHE Strategic Plan 2017/18 – 2019/20 which is aligned with the National Development Plan 2 (NDP 2). This strategic plan builds on the excellent performancefor the last five year planning cycle 2012 -2017 and outlines the thematic areas for focus of the three-year planning period 2017 -2020. The 2017 […]

The State of Higher Education and Training in Uganda

A Report on Higher Education Delivery and Institutions 2015/16

Accredited Academic Programmes June 2015

Unit Costs

Unit Cost Study Report for selected Tertiary Institutions Unit-Cost-Study-Report-for-selected-Tertiary-Institutions-2011 / 2012

Quality Assurance Framework for Universities and the Licensing Process for Higher Education Institutions

This Quality Assurance Framework has been developed in an Institutional, National, Regional and International Standard but rapidly changing context. The aim of the framework is to ensure that NCHE and higher education institutions work together to achieve and enhance the quality of higher education. The Quality Assurance Framework comprises of two major components; (a) The regulatory component at […]

State of Higher Education

Since 2006 when NCHE first published “The State of Higher Education and Training” the Ugandan higher education sub-sector has continued to expand in terms of students enrolments and the number of institutions. These increases, however, have occurred in the face of declining or stagnant unit cost fundings for education facilities, infrastructure and academic staff. The […]

Tracer study and Expectations

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 […]

Minimum Standards for courses

This is done in compliance with the section of the Act quoted above but also fully aware of the objects of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001, Section 3 “The objects of this Act are to establish and develop a system governing institutions of higher education in order to equate qualifications of the […]