Uganda National Council for Higher Education

Uganda National Council for Higher Education
Agency overview
Formed 2001
Jurisdiction Government of Uganda
Headquarters 34 Cavers Crescent
Kyambogo, Kampala, Uganda
Agency executive Executive Director, Prof. John Opuda-Asibo
Parent agency Uganda Ministry of Education & Sports
Website Homepage

The Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE), is a semi-autonomous government regulatory agency, responsible for the regulation of higher education in Uganda, the third-largest economy in East Africa. UNCHE is also responsible for provision of guidance in the establishment of institutions of higher education and the provision of assurance that quality and relevant education is delivered, by the licensed institutions.[1]


The headquarters of UNCHE are located at 34 Carvers Crescent, Kyambogo, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi), by road, east of the central business district of Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda.[2] The approximate location of the headquarters of UNCHE are:0°20'38.0"N, 32°37'52.0"E (Latitude:0.343889; Longitude:32.631111).[3]


UNCHE was established by the University and Other Tertiary Act of Parliament (2001) as the regulator of higher education.


UNCHE's main role is to license new universities and other institutions of higher learning in Uganda. Accreditation may be provisional or permanent, and is revocable at the sole discretion of UNCHE. The agency is also responsible for monitoring the performance of the institutions that it licenses, to ensure that they maintain the standards, if satisfactory, and remedy those aspects, where improvement is needed. The agency is governed by a Board of Directors, and is managed by a Management Team, led by the Executive Director.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Eupal, Felix (4 October 2009). "Uganda Higher Education Inferior, Says New Report". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Travel Distance Between Central Kampala And Kyambogo With Map". Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Approximate Location of The Headquarters of UNCHE At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Newspaper, Supplement (15 April 2013). "National Council for Higher Education: Setting Standards for Higher Institutions of Learning In Uganda" (PDF). Daily Monitor Online (Kampala). Retrieved 11 September 2014. 

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