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.


The Director Dr. Vincent A Ssembatya holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Florida, USA December 2001. He has a Masters and Bachelors of Sciences from Makerere University.

He brings experience gained as Dean, Faculty of Science-Makerere University (2005 – 2009 and Head, Department of Science in Acting Capacity for the year 2003. He is been a member of Makerere University Senate and various committees of the senate and council (Examinations, Staff Development, Mature Age, Budgeting & Projects sub-committees). As Dean, he piloted a number of Quality Assurance flagship projects funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He was member of the team that wrote the new University Strategic Plan in which he developed the resource allocation model.

He is a member (2005 to date) of the University Financial and Reforms Committee which is in the process of finalizing writing an Organizational Handbook and Research Manual for the University. Nationally, he has been involved in a number of task forces including the Management Team for setting up the Uganda Petroleum Institute and the task force for writing the 2nd phase of the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme. He Chairs the Advisory Board for UVRI-Makerere University partnership for research collaboration in infectious diseases which is funded by the Wellcome Trust in the UK.

Internationally, Dr. Ssembatya is member of the Governing Council of the African Network for Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI); He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Florida; A member of the Advisory Committee of the Eastern African Universities Mathematics Programme and a member of American Mathematical Society. He is part of the NEI (New Einstein Initiative) working with Prof. Neil Turok of the Perimeter Institute in Canada, to set up African Mathematical Institutes Networks (AMINET).

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

Director, Quality Assurance Directorate: Dr. Vincent A. Ssembatya
Room 203, Senate Building
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 533009
Fax: +256 414 533640
Email: vas[at]

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