Book Launch: The National Council for Higher Education and the growth of the University Sub-sector in Uganda, 2002-2012. by Prof ABK Kasozi.

Event Venue
MISR Seminar Room 1
Event end Date
Event Date
August 16, 2017
Event Time
02:15 PM to 05:15 PM Africa/Kampala

This book narrates the experience of the Ugandan NCHE in the establishment, development and regulation of higher education institutions in Uganda from 2002 to 2012. In this period, student numbers in higher education institutions increased from about 65,000 to some 200,000 and university institutions from about ten to more than triple the number.

The book discusses the role of a regulatory agency in the delivery of higher education, the relation of universities and colleges with such an agency, its impact on developing university capacities, and leadership in creating and refining higher education ideas. The experience of Uganda’s regulatory agency, the NCHE, in those ten years should help both the Ugandan and other African higher education stakeholders in sharing lessons learned from this one case study.

The author sees the role of regulatory agencies ass vital in the initial stages of building a higher education subsector and in periods of system transitions such as the current journey from elite to mass systems but is of the view that the university remains the home of knowledge creation, dissemination and its application in society.