University Council

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University Council governs the University as the supreme decision-making body mandated to provide the oversight function of policy formulation.  The Council is composed of 19 members (excluding the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor, who are ex-officio members), selected from a spectrum of professional men and women with high commitment to promote the University. The 6th Council is chaired by Dr Mary Goretti Nakabugo.

General Council Committee Membership

Appointments and Governance Committee Membership

The roles of the above committee are:
i. To consider and approve the university’s Human Resources strategy for ratification by the Council.
ii. ii. To ensure a long-term human resource planning strategy developed and adhered to by the university
iii. To monitor, through regular reports from executive officers, the effectiveness of the personnel policies and procedures.
iv. Periodically review senior administration succession plan.
v. To monitor and advise the council on matters relating to health, safety and environment. Monitor trends in human resource
policies, salaries, and benefits within the university sector and ensure that the university stays competitive with respect to
recruitment and retention of employees.
vi. Review and approve plans for recruitment and changes in overall staffing levels of the university.
vii. Monitor the propriety of the appointment process for all university positions.
viii. Setting and recommending to Council, the annual performance targets of the Vice Chancellor and reviewing the attainment
of those targets.

Finance, Planning and Development Committee

The roles of the committee in the main include:
i. To monitor the strategic planning for and assessment of the university’s financial position, including its controlled entities.
ii. Evaluate and make recommendations for Council approval, of borrowings by the university.
iii. Consider and recommend for Council approval, the annual budget
iv. Review and monitor financial performance indicators
v. Monitor guidelines for the financial budgeting process and reviewing any variations to the budget on a semester basis.
vi. Review the funding level of Capital asset management plan and make recommendations to Council
vii. Review fees and charges for award bearing Courses imposed by the university and recommending the same to Council,
viii. Monitor the allocation and control of funds
ix. Monitor financial performance of the university-controlled entities.

Student Affairs.

The roles of the above committee are mainly:
i. To consider matters of interest to students experience and make recommendations to Council and management
ii. To review policy associated with the provision of student services and enhancement of student welfare.
iii. Review annually a report from the Dean of student, which include reference to nonacademic, disciplinary problems on
iv. To ensure the implementation of a pro-active, coordinated and coherent religious, recreational policy and exercise quality
control of sporting facilities and ensure health and welfare standards compatible with the university strategic plan.
v. To approve the constitutions of student residences and any amendments there to.

Audit and Risk Management Committee

Role of the Committee
i. To review significant accounting and reporting issues.
ii. To Review with management and external auditors the results of the audit, including any concerns arising out of auditing process.
iii. To review the annual financial statements and consider whether they are complete and consistent with information known to committee. Iv. Consider the effectiveness of the university internal control systems including information technology security and control.
v. Approval the internal audit charter
vi. Approve the annual audit plan and all major changes to the plan
vii. On regular basis meet separately with the external auditors to discuss any matters that the committee or Auditors believe should be discussed privately
viii. Review and confirm the independence of the external Auditors.
ix. Obtain regular updates from management and company legal counsel regarding compliance matters.
x. Review the risk management policy and plan for approval by council
xi. Provide an open avenue of communication between internal audit unit, external Auditors and the Council