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The Institute has a Governing Council and Academic Board as provided for under the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act (UoTIA) 2003 section 77(1) and 81(a) respectively. Under section 78(1), the Governing Council is mandated to exercise the general management of the affairs of the Institute and control of the property. Section 81(3) provides for the powers and duties of the Academic Board and these include; the maintenance of academic standards, providing academic policy and strategic direction.
The Governing Council
UICT Governing Council is the supreme organ responsible for fulfilling the overall administrative objectives and functions of the Institute as a Public Tertiary Institution as spelt out in section 78(1). The Governing Council is established under Section 77 of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act (UOTIA), 2001 (as amended 2006). UOTIA is the law that establishes all public Tertiary Institutions, of which UICT is part.
Composition of the Governing Council
The Governing Council is the supreme governing body of the Institute. It is composed of the following members:
(a) a Chairperson;
(b) one person representing a public University to which the institution is affiliated.
(c) two persons having made personal contributions to the development of agriculture, industry,
technology, education or commerce in Uganda, one of whom shall be a woman;
(d) a representative of the relevant professional body to the Tertiary Institution;
(e) a representative of the District Council in which the Tertiary Institution is situated;
(f) the Principal and Deputy Principal of the Tertiary Institution;
(g) a representative of the Ministry responsible for Higher Education;
(h) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the field of study undertaken by the Tertiary
(i) two representatives of the academic staff of the Institution one of whom shall be a woman;
(j) a representative of the non-teaching staff of the Tertiary Institution;
(k) three representatives of the Student’s Association one of whom shall be a woman;
(l) a representative of the alumni of the Tertiary Institution.
PROFILE OF THE CHAIRPERSON, GOVERNING COUNCIL
Mr. Dean Munene
Mr. Dean Munene is a business leader who possesses a remarkable blend of expertise in strategy development, performance improvement, and leveraging the power of data and analytics. With a career spanning over 15 years across diverse industries, he has consistently delivered lasting value by capitalizing on digital culture and modernized core technology.
As the Managing Director of Volve Global Limited – a contracted distributor of Uganda Breweries Ltd (UBL), Mr. Munene has applied his deep understanding of data analytics and has developed bespoke information systems that have revolutionized the company’s processes, resulting in enhanced process efficiency and increased sales volumes. His focus on optimization has also enabled cost reduction, contributing to the company’s overall success.
Leading a team of over 50 staff, Mr. Munene has exhibited exceptional people management skills, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment. His leadership has directly impacted over 500 business enterprises, empowering them to thrive and create employment opportunities for over 1,000 staff members.
Prior to working at Volve Global Limited, Mr. Munene honed his expertise at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their Advisory line of service. This experience provided him with a solid foundation in consulting, enabling him to work across diverse sectors such as financial services, telecommunications, aviation, NGOs, and Government agencies.
Mr. Munene’s versatility and ability to understand complex business challenges made him a trusted advisor to leading commercial banks, microfinance institutions, and Governmental organizations in Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. His contributions in reengineering and automating processes, as well as implementing best-fit Core Banking Systems, significantly transformed businesses and improved customer experiences.
Mr. Munene holds an MSc in Software Engineering from Durham University in the United Kingdom and a BSc in Computer Science from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Mr. Munene’s passion for excellence, his drive for continuous improvement, and his commitment to creating lasting value set him apart as an exceptional leader in today’s competitive business landscape.
Members of the Governing Council
The following are the members of the 6th Governing Council and their respective positions.