ISBN 9782869787117
Pages 378
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Published 2016
Publisher CODESRIA, Senegal
Format Paperback

The National Council for Higher Education and the Growth of the University Sub-sector in Uganda, 2002-2012

by A.B.K. Kasozi

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and the Growth of the University Sub-sector in Uganda, 2002-2012, 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 relations 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 countries’ higher education stakeholders in sharing lessons learned from this one case study. The author sees the roles of regulatory agencies as vital in the initial stages of building a higher education sub-sector 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.

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About the Author

A.B.K. Kasozi

Kasozi, A. B. K. was a Research Associate at Makerere Institute of Social Research, from 2013 to 2017, a Vice Rector at the Islamic University in Uganda, from 1995 to 2002; and the founding Executive Director of Uganda’s National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE), from 2002 to 2012. He has taught at Makerere University, the University of Khartoum, the Islamic University in Uganda and other universities in North America. In 2007/8, he got a Fulbright New Century award to serve as a visiting professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. He was a DAAD distinguished visitor to German institutions of higher learning in 2007. He is the author of several books, articles in academic journals and newspapers. He is a recipient of many awards including the Nyakasura School Achievers’ Award, (2002); the Nyakasura School Lifetime Achiever’s Award,(2014) and the Uganda Golden Jubilee Medal, (2013). He is a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences.

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