The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has directed all institutions of higher learning across the country. Therefore they will be using the registration portal to upload all their courses on a new online system that will track accreditation.
Speaking at the launch of the Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) at the NCHE offices in Kampala on Tuesday. The NCHE director of research and development, Ms. Norah Mulira, said many parents and students have been duped into offering unaccredited courses at some universities.
Ms. Mulira said with the new system in place, they will be able to verify all courses offered at different institutions.
“With the new system, the unaccredited courses will be tinted in red to enable students and parents to know the right courses to take. This will be possible by just mere clicking on a particular institution one wants to go. All the details of whether the institute and the courses are accredited or not will appear,” She added.
The institutions are also slated to upload all the transcripts of students. For instance for those who have graduated in their institutions during the previous years and going forward.
This will help employers’ verify whether the papers their employees presented correlate with the uploaded ones.
The State Minister for Higher Education, Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo, who officiated at the function, advised institutions to shift away from the manual way of doing things to digital.
“Manual way of doing things is outdated and all institutions must drop it and adopt ICT going forward. This will help institutions to keep their date with the NCHE. In addition, when theirs get the problem, they can assess it on the system,” Dr. Muyingo said.
In conclusion, he said that NCHA will be able to monitor, accredit and collect data on all institutions running in the country.