Last week, sections of the media made false reports alluding to National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) closing private universities without a charter, of which Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) was in mention
These reports were purporting to portray the discussions of a meeting had on January 09, 2019, where several universities and other degree awarding institutions met with NCHE to discuss a number of issues to include; means of improving academic quality, various licencing regimes, with priority focus on acquisition of a Charter. The above fabrications were followed by commentary on social media on the same subject. NCHE has since come out to clarify on the discussions had during the aforementioned meeting with universities and other degree awarding institutions and gone ahead to issue a press statement clarifying that institutions holding provisional licenses will continue to exist and be assisted through an acceptable road-map to reach the highest level of accreditation which is the charter.
This is therefore to provide assurance that Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) has a valid license from NCHE to operate and award academic qualifications and will continue to offer its NCHE accredited programmes.