Why Cavendish University Downsized Academic Staff


Cavendish University Uganda today announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate its evolution into a market-leading private university. The University is committed to providing quality education by offering a comprehensive range of accredited courses covering market-relevant subject areas such as business, information technology, health sciences and law.

Over the past several months, Cavendish has been systematically pursuing the (re)accreditation of its programs and working actively with Uganda National Council for Higher Education (“NCHE”) to meet regulatory requirements.

In addition, Cavendish has been investing actively to strengthen its university operations to enhance the learning experience of its students. Recently, the University inaugurated two state-of-the art facilities in the Acacia/Bukoto neighbourhood to accommodate law and health sciences students. Furthermore, refurbishment and expansion of its main campus on Ggaba Road is currently underway, including a new state-of-the-art computer laboratory to improve the teaching and learning of business and science and technology students alike.

“We are confident that these strategic initiatives and infrastructure improvements will place Cavendish at the forefront of private education providers in Uganda, with exceptional academic offerings, state-of-the art facilities, and market-leading student services,” said Prof. Koi Tirima, Cavendish University Uganda’s Vice Chancellor.

NCHE’s Executive Director, Prof. Opuda Asibo, added that “Rationalizing our academic programs in the interest of efficiency is important to attaining quality education standards. We have worked closely with Cavendish University to ascertain that the quality of the courses taught conforms to the Council standards. “

As part of the process to continue enhancing academic quality, and in order to comply with the regulations of the NCHE, Cavendishhasalso announced todaythe separation of 60 lecturers,about one third of its previous faculty staff, as a consequence of reducing the number of academic programs from 104 to 43.

Vice Chancellor Koi commented, “The right-sizing of our academic staff is a further improvement of the academic experience of all our students and a critical component of the transformation of Cavendish into a leading higher education institution.”

Cavendish expects this restructuring to be completed before the start of the new academic term reinforcing its renewed strength and commitment to its students, faculty and staff.


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