Busoga University (BU), is a private university in Uganda, affiliated with Central Busoga Diocese[3] of the Church of Uganda.

Busoga University (BU)
Motto"Center of Academic Excellence"
ChancellorBishop Dr. Michael Kyomya[1]
Vice-ChancellorProf. David Lameck Kibikyo[2]
Administrative staff
370 (2013)
Students5,000+ (2014)
00°35′42″N 33°27′43″E / 0.59500°N 33.46194°E / 0.59500; 33.46194
Busoga University is located in Uganda
Busoga University
Location in Uganda

Location edit

The main campus of Busoga University is located in the town of Iganga, approximately 41 kilometres (25 mi), by road, northeast of the city of Jinja, on the highway between Jinja and Tororo.[4] The coordinates of Busoga University Campus are:0°35'29.0"N, 33°27'32.0"E (Latitude:0.591389; Longitude:33.458889).[5]

Other campuses edit

As of January 2015, in addition to the Main Campus, Busoga University maintains several other campuses, including the following:[6]

  1. Jinja Campus - Jinja
  2. Kamuli Campus - Buwaiswa, Kamuli District
  3. Downtown Campus - Downtown Iganga
  4. Bugiri Campus - Bugiri
  5. Kaliro Campus - Kaliro
  6. Pallisa Campus -Pallisa
  7. Bugembe Campus - Bugembe - “Bishop Hannington School of Divinity and Theology (BHSDT)’’, a constituent School of Busoga University.

History edit

Busoga University was founded in 1999, following the issuance of a tertiary institutional license by the Ministry of Education and Sports. The university is a non-profit organization.

On 23 February 1993, Busoga College Mwiri’s Board of Governors passed a resolution to establish a university on the same hill and requested Busoga Diocesan Council and the House of Bishops to become the foundation body of the anticipated university. On 19 November 1994, a University Formation Task Force (UFTF) was appointed "to map out the process of establishing BU" and on 21 April 1995, it presented its report to the Bishop. On 6 May 1995, the Bishop inaugurated BU in the presence of His Royal Highness the Kyabazinga of Busoga, Henry Wako Muloki. Soon after, Busoga Diocese surrendered its Iganga land and buildings of Bishop Hannington Theological College to BU, and on 30 July, BU received its interim license. On 12 February 1999, BU opened its gates to students.[6]

In 2017, its provisional license was revoked by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education, but it was given permission to reapply after two years.[7]

Affiliations edit

Busoga University has academic linkages with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States and the University College Northampton, in Northampton, UK.

Academics edit

The university offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate and post-graduate courses in the following disciplines:

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Walukamba, Aldon (19 September 2012). "Four Busoga University Staff Sent On Forced Leave". Uganda Radio Network (URN). Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  2. ^ "New Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor Appointed". Busoga University. 2014. Archived from the original on 22 March 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Central BusogaChurch of Uganda | Church of Uganda". churchofuganda.org. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Road Distance Between Jinja And Iganga With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Location of Busoga University At Google Maps". Google Maps.
  6. ^ a b "About Busoga University". Busoga University. 2014. Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  7. ^ Nangonzi, Yudaya (27 December 2017). "How Busoga University sins caught up with it". The Observer. Observer Media Ltd. Retrieved 19 October 2019. After a three-year-long investigation into Busoga University's operations, the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) finally closed the 18-year-old institution.

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