Kyambogo University

Kyambogo University (KYU) is a public university in Uganda. It is one of the eight public universities and degree-awarding institutions in the country with the motto, "Knowledge and Skills for Service."

Kyambogo University (KYU)
This is the main administrative building of Kyambogo University,also known as the senate building.
MottoKnowledge and Skills for Service
Established2003; 20 years ago (2003)
ChancellorJohn Ssebuwufu[1]
Vice-ChancellorElly Katunguka[1]
Administrative staff
Students33,000+ (2021)[2]
00°21′00″N 32°37′48″E / 0.35000°N 32.63000°E / 0.35000; 32.63000Coordinates: 00°21′00″N 32°37′48″E / 0.35000°N 32.63000°E / 0.35000; 32.63000
Kyambogo University is located in Kampala
Kyambogo University
Location in Kampala


Kyambogo University was established in 2003 by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 by merging Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK), the Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK), and the Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE).[3]

Uganda Polytechnic KyambogoEdit

In 1928 the trade and technical courses at Makerere College (now Makerere University) were split off into the new Kampala Technical School.[4] The school moved to Nakawa and became the Kampala Technical Institute.[5] In 1958 that school was moved to Kyambogo renamed Uganda Technical College and then was finally renamed Uganda Polytechnic, Kyambogo.

Institute of Teacher Education, KyambogoEdit

ITEK started as a government teacher training college in 1948 at Nyakasura, Kabarole District. In 1954, it transferred to Kyambogo Hill as a national teachers’ college and later became ITEK by statute of parliament in 1989.[6]

Uganda National Institute of Special EducationEdit

UNISE was affiliated to the Department of Special Education at the faculty of education of Makerere University, becoming an autonomous institution by Act of Parliament in 1998.


The university campus is located on Kyambogo Hill, approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi), by road, east of the central business district of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.[7] The geographical coordinates of the university campus are: 0°21'00.0"N, 32°37'48.0"E (Latitude:0.350000; Longitude:32.630000).[8]

Organization and administrationEdit

Kyambogo University now has six faculties, six schools and one institute:[9]

Notable academicsEdit

  • John Ssebuwufu - Chemist, academic, and academic administrator. Chancellor of Kyambogo University since 19 February 2014.[10]
  • Elly Katunguka - Veterinarian, academic, and academic administrator - Vice chancellor of Kyambogo University since 13 February 2014.[11]

Notable alumniEdit








Notable facultyEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Innocent Anguyo (19 February 2014). "Professor Ssebuwufu Installed As Kyambogo Chancellor". New Vision. Kampala, Uganda. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  2. ^ Kellen Owente (31 May 2022). "Prof. Katunguka re-appointed Kyambogo University vice chancellor". New Vision. Kampala, Uganda. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  3. ^ Cula, Andres (2005). "Kyambogo University: Establishment of the University". The Uganda Higher Education Review. 2 (2): 23–26.
  4. ^ Uganda. Public Service Review and Re-organization Commission (1990). Public Service Review and Reorganisation Commission, 1989-1990, Volume 1. Kampala, Uganda: Uganda. Ministry of Public Service and Cabinet Affairs. p. 272. OCLC 32432462.
  5. ^ Ssekamwa, J. C. (1997). "Chapter 6: The Development of Technical Education". History and Development of Education in Uganda. Kampala, Uganda: Fountain Publishers. p. 155. ISBN 978-9970-02-059-1.
  6. ^ Kiyaga-Mulindwa, David; Adupa, Cyprien B. (1998). Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo: Origins and development. Kampala, Uganda: Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo. OCLC 43985843.
  7. ^ Google (26 December 2020). "Road Distance Between Amber House, Speke Road, Kampala, Uganda And Kyambogo University, Kyambogo Hill, Kampala, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  8. ^ Google (26 December 2020). "Location of the University Campus of Kyambogo University" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  9. ^ Johnson Twinamatsiko (4 March 2022). "Approved Composition of Faculties, Schools and Institutes". Kyambogo University. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  10. ^ Akello, Joan (19 February 2014). "Professor John Ssebuwufu Appointed New Kyambogo Vice Chancellor". The Independent (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  11. ^ Anguyo, Innocent (13 February 2014). "Kyambogo University Gets New Acting Vice Chancellor". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  12. ^ Anguyo, Innocent (20 February 2014). "Prof. Ssebuwufu installed as Kyambogo Chancellor". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  13. ^ JoomlaSupport (1 April 2012). "Dr Elly Katunguka, man on a mission". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  14. ^ Wandera, Stephen (1 February 2016). "Kyambogo to admit more 25,000 students". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  15. ^ New Vision (1 May 2012). "Prof. Senteza Kajubi Is Dead". New Vision. Kampala, Uganda. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  16. ^ (24 August 2013). "Professor Venansius Baryamureeba – Five Plus Interview". Retrieved 12 December 2018.

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