KAMPALA – Vice Chancellors Forum, the umbrella body of all Vice-Chancellors in Uganda has appointed Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo, Vice Chancellor Kampala International University (KIU) to represent them at Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB).
Dr. Mpezamihigo was appointed on Monday as Vice-Chancellors conducted their Quarter Four (Q4) Vice-Chancellors’ Forum 2019 held at Makerere University.
He promised to bridge the gap between primary and intuitions of higher education of learning.
Dr. Umar Kakumba who represented Prof Nawangwe at the half-day expressed his delight at Makerere University hosting the last Forum of the year.
He noted that it was a good networking opportunity for University leaders to share experiences. “This a very important platform for the consolidation and harmonization of quality in Higher Education as it enables us to standardize and foster improvements in curriculum and training.”
He said that the VC’s forum is a very useful umbrella for advocating for support for the Higher Education Sector from Government and other stakeholders.
Executive Director, National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Prof. Mary J.N. Okwakol who presided over the last Vice Chancellor’s Forum congratulated Mpezamihigo and wished him well.
Delivering her paper, Prof. Okwakol noted that the Higher Education sector currently faces the challenge of producing quality graduates, most of whom do not have the necessary competence and skills to meet industry demands.
She, therefore, urged the Vice-Chancellors to continue refining curricula to produce relevant academic programmes that can address the problem.
The Vice-Chancellors’ Forum also appointed a task force chaired by Prof. Maud Kamatenesi, Vice-Chancellor Bishop Stuart University, to write a paper on mentorship and present it at the next Forum on 23rd March 2020.