University Council



Hon. Adison Kakuru
M.Sc (Environment & Natural Resources Management), B. Sc. Forestry (Hons),
Cert. (Leadership & Management for Collaborative Advantage)

Under section 40 of the University and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2003 (as amended) of Uganda, the University Council is the supreme organ of a Public University. By this law, the University Council is responsible for the overall administration of the University and ensures the due implementations of the objects and functions of the University Council.

Functions of the University Council:

  1. Be responsible for the direction of the administrative, financial, and academic affairs of the University.
  2. Formulate the general policy of the Public University;
  3. Give general guidelines to the administration and academic staff of the University on matters relating to the operations of the University;
  4. Do any other thing and take all necessary decisions conductive to the fulfillment of the objects and functions of the University.

In performing its functions, the University Council has the following powers:

  1. Represent the University in all legal suits by and against the Public University;
  2. Receive gifts, donations, grants or other money and make disbursements as may be required, on behalf of the University;
  3. Fix scales of fees and boarding charges;
  4. Make statutes under this Act;
  5. Establish faculties, departments, boards, and courses of study and approve proposals for the creation or establishment of constituent colleges;
  6. Provide for the welfare and discipline of the students;
  7. Approve the University budget proposals and the final accounts submitted by the management;
  8. Approve the appointment of Deans and Deputy Deans of faculties.

Achievements of the Current University Council:

Since its conception as a Public University Council on 29th February 2016, Kabale University Council working hand in hand with the University Management and Senate has considered and approved various structures, staff, and students’ related policies relevant to the University’s Public Status. They include:

Establishment of relevant committees of Council and these include:

  • The Appointments Board,
  • The Students’ Affairs and Disciplinary Committee,
  • The Audit & Risk Management Committee,
  • The Finance, Planning & Resource Mobilization Committee,
  • The Estates & Works Committee.
  • The Resource Mobilization Committee

Formulation of University Policies (for staff and students).

  • The Human Resource Manual, 2016 (as amended),
  • Job Descriptions & Person Specifications Manual,
  • Staff Establishment (Structure) also approved by the Ministry of Public Service,
  • Staff Development & Academic Growth Policy,
  • Research Policy,
  • Directorate of Graduate Studies Policy,
  • The Strategic Plan 2016/2017 – 2019/2020,
  • The Students’ Guild Constitution (2017),
  • The Games & Sports Union Constitution (2017),
  • The Sports and Games Union Policy,
  • Kabale University Debt Policy (2017).
Hon. Adison Kakuru Chairperson/Government Representative
Dr. Elizabeth Madraa Vice Chairperson/Government Representative
Prof. Joy C. Kwesiga Vice Chancellor
Prof. Benon C. Basheka Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Mrs. Anny Katabazi-Bwengye Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration
Prof. Augustus Nuwagaba Government Representative
Mr. Godwin Kakama Representative, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
Ms. Joy F.Y. Lubwama Public Representative
Mr. Herbert Baryayebwa Senate Representative
Canon. Henry B. Turyagyenda Senate Representative
Mr. Denis Singahache Convocation Representative
Assoc Prof. Denis Sekiwu Academic Staff Representative
Assoc Prof. Sarah Nachuha Academic Staff Representative
Ms. Diana Kakai National Union of Education Institutions/Support Staff Representative
Ms. Monica Karungi Administrative Staff Representative
Ms. Ainebyoona Granet Guild Representative
HE. Ahumuza Levicato Guild President
Eng. Hilary Mugisha Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) Representative
Mr. Muzamil Mukwatampola Ministry of Education and Sports Representative
Mr. John Okumu Public Representative
Hon. Henry Banyenzaki Public Representative
Mr. Patrick Muhereza Ministry of Public Service
Ms. Racheal Rwomushana Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
Mr. Baryantuma Johnson Munono University Secretary
Mrs. Tindyebwa Peace Tushabomwe Deputy University Secretary
Mr. Johnson Oluga Senior Administraive Officer – Council Affairs