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Nkumba University Hosts a Delegation from the IUCEA

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The Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) was at Nkumba University today 20th March 2024 to benchmark the Institution’s internal Quality Assurance System.

Led by the IUCEA Executive Secretary, Prof. Gaspard Banyankimbona, the delegation also included IUCEA Cohort (V), and a team from the National Council for Higher Education – Uganda.

R-L: Prof. Jude Lubega shares a light moment with Prof. Gaspard Banyankimbona during a courtesy call at his office.

Quality Assurance Director, Mr. Francis Ssengendo presented on Internal Quality Assurance Systems of Nkumba University.

According to Mr. Ssegendo, the Quality Assurance Directorate monitors the teaching and learning processes in the University using an electronic monitoring system called ‘Tredumo’, this caught the attention of the delegation.

“The system uses sophisticated smart card technology to monitor students’ and lecturers’ attendance, examinations, and tuition payment status,” adds Mr. Ssegendo.

Mr. Francis Ssengendo during one of the presentations.

Prof. Gaspard Banyankimbona commended Nkumba University management for this technological milestone, “I take this opportunity to congratulate the management of Nkumba University especially the Vice Chancellor, Pro. Jude Lubega for championing the use of ICT in Quality Assurance.”

R-L: Prof. Jude Lubega shaking hands with Prof. Gaspard Banyankimbona in the company of Prof. Paul Muoki Nzioki and Mr. Francis Ssengendo during an engagement at the Vice Chancellor’s office.

Prof. Micheal Mawa, the Head of the Quality Assurance and Qualifications Framework Unit at the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) expressed gratitude for the Directorate’s ability to deliver the most crucial part of the delegation’s findings in just 1 hour, “I am glad that what we have been doing in 2 days, you have summarized in 1 hour, thank you.”

The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic institution of the East African Community responsible for coordinating the development of higher education and research in the region.

Since the re-establishment of EAC in 1999, IUCEA assumed a broader role as a building block for the achievement of sustainable socio-economic development and regional integration of the EAC region.

The Treaty for the Establishment of EAC stipulates the call for Partner States to harmonize their education and training systems to provide for, among others, concerted efforts in the development of human resources, and mobility of people, labour, services, and further, the harmonization of higher education mandate as clearly articulated in the IUCEA Protocol 2002 and the IUCEA Act 2009.

Currently IUCEA comprises more than 130 universities, colleges, and other public and private degree-awarding institutions within the EAC with the vision of becoming the leading EAC Institution for a prosperous and sustainable East African Community.

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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."


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