The aim of Quality Assurance Directorate is to enhance the effectiveness of the University’s core activities. The Directorate safeguards and helps improve the teaching and research standards and quality of services at Makerere University.

Director of Quality Assurance

Dr. Cyprian Misinde
Dr. Cyprian Misinde

Dr. Cyprian Misinde is the Director of Quality Assurance at Makerere University. He joined the Directorate in October 2022.

Cyprian holds a PhD in Childhood Studies from Queen’s University Belfast. He is a Social and Population Scientist. His research interest has focussed on Child well-being and poverty measurements, improving learning in schools in Uganda, reproductive health, vulnerable populations such as children of incarcerated parents lift at home, challenges and experiences of informal carers who care for people suffering from noncommunicable diseases in Uganda, and drug use among boda boda cyclists in Uganda. Cyprian is a DHS Fellow in 2015 and a Commonwealth Fellow in 2011.

Previously, he was the Head of the Department of Population Studies at, the School of Statistics and Planning College of Business and Management Sciences. He also worked as a Senior Lecturer in the above Department. He has also done consulting work in the area of Quality Assurance in Local Government assessments in Uganda and other consultancies with highly reputable organisations, which include: UNDP, The World Bank, UNFPA, UBOS, office of the Prime Minister of Uganda, among others.

Cyprian is a member of the Board of Directors of the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU); and Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP). He is also a member of the Makerere University Intellectual Property Committee and a member of the Central Management and Top Management of Makerere University. Cyprian is also the President of the James Ochola Memorial Secondary School Old Students Association.

The Directorate

This is made up divisions namely: Teaching and Learning, which coordinates and supervises all activities related to the quality of teaching and learning in the university; Research and Publications, responsible for implementing the University Quality Assurance policy related to research and publications including evaluation of research training and supervision; and Support Services, which coordinates all activities related to staff, student and infrastructure support services.

Contact Information

Dr. Cyprian Misinde

Director, Quality Assurance Directorate
Room 203, Senate Building
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 533009
Fax: +256 414 533640
Email: info[at]

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