HEA Congratulates Dr. Martin Mushumba on His Appointment as Director – Quality Assurance

The Board, Management and Staff of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) congratulates Dr. Martin Mushumba on his appointment as Director – Quality Assurance.

Dr. Mushumba previously worked as Senior Programme Accreditation Officer at HEA. He joined the organisation in 2018.

Speaking of his appointment, HEA Director-General, Prof. Stephen Simukanga, said that the appointment of Dr. Mushumba as Director – Quality Assurance was well-deserved and earned.

“Dr. Mushumba has been with the Authority for a long time and, as such, he brings to the role of Director – Quality Assurance an already in-built knowledge of quality assurance in higher education and of HEA as an organisation,” Prof. Simukanga said.

The Director-General added that Dr. Mushumba further brings a wealth of experience having acted as Manager – Programme Accreditation on a number of occasions. He added that this wealth of experience will add to the national development of quality assurance and guarantee that the Authority will continue “Ensuring Quality in Higher Education.”

And, when commenting on his appointment, Dr. Mushumba expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Board of the Authority and the Interview Committee that was hired to recruit the Director – Quality Assurance, for believing in his ability and according him this chance for advancement.

“I want to assure the Board of the Authority that I am committed to working diligently and ethically in order to justify the trust that has been placed in me,” Dr. Mushumba said, adding, “throughout my years of service at HEA, I have had the privilege of witnessing the dedication, professionalism, and closeness that permeates in our team. I have learned valuable lessons from my colleagues and superiors, and I am ready to apply this knowledge to my new role.”

Dr. Mushumba further stated that he was particularly excited about the increased responsibilities and challenges that accompany his appointment.

“I firmly believe in the importance of education and the positive impact (that) we can make on the lives of our people through fostering quality higher education,” he said.

The new Director – Quality Assurance concluded by stating that he was eager to contribute his skills, knowledge, and innovative ideas to further the goals and objectives of HEA and serve the higher education subsector with utmost dedication.

Dr. Mushumba has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education with Specialisation in Policy Studies and Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

HEA wishes Dr. Mushumba the best of luck and the greatest success in his new role as Director – Quality Assurance.