The office of the DVC F&A derives its mandate from the University and other Tertiary institutions’ Act 2001 as amended. As such, the DVC F&A assists the Vice-Chancellor in the performance of his functions and in that regard she oversees the Finances and administration of the University. DVC F&A is responsible for the planning and development of the University in addition to Performing such other functions that may be delegated to her by the Vice-Chancellor or assigned by the University Council. Dr. Biira Saphina, who serves as the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration at Busitema University, manages this office.
Dr. Saphina Biira was previously the Deputy Director, Directorate of Quality Assurance, Senior Lecturer of Physics, and a member of the University Senate and its committees. She also serves on several university development committees and was previously a council member representing academic staff members. Dr. Biira has a Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Uganda Management Institute, a PhD in Physics (Materials Science & Nuclear Technology) from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and a Master of Science (Physics) from Makerere University in Uganda, BSc. Education (Maths & Physics) Gulu University and a Diploma in Secondary Education (Kyambogo University) as well as a series of Management Training.