Kabale University Directorate of Internal Audit

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Kabale University


In 2015, Kabale University was transformed from a private to a public University under Statutory Instrument No. 36 of 16th July 2015, under the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 (as amended). Prior to this change in legal status, the University had obtained a Charter in 2014 (Certificate No. UI.CH.008) – the last stage of accreditation by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education. Kabale University is therefore a unique institution in Uganda, enjoying the status of being the first institution of its kind to transform from private to public. Kabale University has great potential of being the leading university in the Great Lakes Region, given its location and opportunity of offering quality education to the Anglophone and Francophone parts of the region, thereby enhancing social and economic integration. The authority of the internal audit function is enshrined in the Public Finance Management Act, 2015. The Directorate of Internal Audit derives its mandate and authority from the University Council. Its functions, activities and operations are defined in an internal audit charter. The University Council by policy establishes and supports Internal Audit as an independent appraisal function to examine and evaluate University activities/operations as a service to management and Council of University. Keywords: Directorate, Internal Audit, Kabale University


Kabale University has an obligation and commitment of ensuring systems, processes and controls are effective and efficient. The Directorate of internal Audit is a key component of the internal control system that is strategically positioned to contribute to the effective functioning of the University. The internal Control system is part of the performance management framework where audit reviews and assesses the level of performance and compliance against agreed measures, targets and objectives. The Internal Audit Manual provides a stop Centre for internal audit guidance which will go a long way in assisting Management, Audit Committee and University Council in ensuring effective, efficient, economical and ethical university operations. The reviews and assessments carried out are preventative, corrective and deterrent measures aimed at ensuring University objectives are achieved.


Directorate, Internal Audit, Kabale University