The aim of Quality Assurance Directorate is to enhance the effectiveness of the University’s core activities. The Directorate safeguards and helps improve the teaching and research standards and quality of services at Makerere University.


Prof. Sarah Kiguli, Ag. Director Quality AssuranceThe Acting (Ag.) Director of Quality Assurance, Prof. Kiguli, MBCHB, M.MED (MAK), MHPE (Maastricht) is a Paediatrician and Health Profession Educationalist. She is a Professor and Past Head, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, and Past Chairperson of the Teaching and Learning Committee of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Prof Kiguli was a Council Member Makerere University, Representing Senate (2010-18).

She is a Fellow of the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research ( FAIMER) Institute, President of the East African Health Professionals Educators (EAHPE) Association, Member, Uganda National Immunization Technical Advisory Group, Past Member of the Executive Committee of the Network-Towards Unity for Health (Network-TUFH) representing the Sub-Saharan Region, Women and Health Task Force of the Network-TUFH, and served as Global Faculty Advisor for the FAIMER Institute, and Faculty for the Southern Africa Foundation of Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (SAFRI) and sits on several National and International Boards. In addition, she is a Founder Member of the Women and Health: Together for the Future organization. Professor Kiguli is the current President of the Association of Uganda Women Medical Doctors (2018-2020). She served in the same position for 4 years (2003-2007).

During the last 15 years, she has focused on the advancement of health professions education, Paediatrics Clinical Research and Services. Her main research areas have included Emergency Paediatrics, Child Health, Childhood Tuberculosis, Sickle Cell Anaemia and Health Professions’ Education. She has been involved in Clinical Trials involving Fluid Resuscitation, Blood Transfusion and Children’s Oxygen Administration Strategies in severely sick children in low resource settings.

The Directorate

This is made up divisions namely: Teaching and Learning, which coordinates and supervises all activities related to the quality of teaching and learning in the university; Research and Publications, responsible for implementing the University Quality Assurance policy related to research and publications including evaluation of research training and supervision; and Support Services, which coordinates all activities related to staff, student and infrastructure support services.

Contact Information

Ag. Director, Quality Assurance Directorate: Prof. Sarah Kiguli
Room 203, Senate Building
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 533009
Fax: +256 414 533640
Email: info[at]

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