Inspection of Mountains of the Moon University for a Charter

After ten years of existence Mountains of the Moon University is in its final stages of Charter application Inspection. The University Charter is a written grant by the sovereign or legislative power of a country, by which a body such as Mountains of the Moon University is created or its rights and privileges defined. It is given by President of the Republic of Uganda to legitimize the existence of Mountains of the Moon University. The MMU Charter defines the governance of the University: its objects, statutes, ordinances, regulations, officers and powers including those that allow us to award degrees.

The process started in 2015 when the University carried our internal self-assessment activity which the first ever comprehensive assessment carried out to establish where the University stood in regard to her core business: quality teaching, research and community engagement. These are inseparably linked to the quality of inputs, facilities, staffing and performance of other administrative structures.  The findings of this survey provided factual information for better operational and strategic planning. The study targeted respondents from all three undergraduate student cohorts (first, second and third years), all academic staff, all middle university management and all top university management staff.  The ‘better than adequate’ score was computed to approximately 62.5% in 2015. Since 2015, we estimate to have improved our performance to a level of approximately 70%.

On 30th January 2017 we formally applied to NCHE for a Charter status. Our application was assessed and a team of five people from the University was invited to defend it on 14th February 2017 at the headquarters of NCHE. This included: Prof. Edward Rugumayo, Prof. Dr. Kasenene John, Dr. Kagambe Edmond, Mrs. Grace Kazooba Nyakahuma, CPA Yunusu Kakungulu and Mr. Chris Aheebwa.

Following our application for the grant of a Charter, NCHE in accordance with Section 100(1) of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001, as amend, has appointed an Inspection Committee to make an inquiry and ascertain the veracity of the information submitted under Section 99.