Busitema University

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Busitema University (BU)
Motto Pursuing Excellence
Established 2007
Type Public
Chancellor Prof. Francis G. Omaswa, MBChB, MMed, FRCS
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mary Jossy Nakhanda Okwakol
Administrative staff
20+ (2009)
Students 1500+ (2013)
Location Busitema, Uganda
00°32′42″N 34°01′30″E / 0.54500°N 34.02500°E / 0.54500; 34.02500Coordinates: 00°32′42″N 34°01′30″E / 0.54500°N 34.02500°E / 0.54500; 34.02500
Campus Rural
Website www.busitema.ac.ug

Busitema University (BU), is a university in Uganda. It is one of the eight public universities and degree-awarding institutions in the country. The list includes the following (with date of founding):

  1. Makerere University (1924)
  2. Uganda Management Institute (1968)
  3. Mbarara University (1989)
  4. Kyambogo University (2003)
  5. Gulu University (2004)
  6. Busitema University (2007)
  7. Kigumba Petroleum Institute (2009)
  8. Muni University (2012).

Busitema University has as its focus, the instruction of agricultural sciences, agricultural mechanization and agribusiness.[1]


Busitema University has its main campus in Busitema, Busia District on the Jinja - Tororo Highway, about 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, southwest of Tororo.[2] This location lies approximately 206 kilometres (128 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[3] The coordinates of the university's main campus are:0°32'42.0"N, 34°01'30.0"E (Latitude:0.5450; Longitude:34.0250).[4]

University campuses[edit]

The campuses of Busitema University include the following:


Busitema University was founded in 1968, with the assistance of the Soviet Union, as a government agricultural institute: Busitema National College of Agricultural Mechanization. In 2007, the college was elevated to university status, offering certificate, diploma and degree courses.


As of June 2014, the university offers the following courses: [7][8]

Undergraduate Degree courses
Undergraduate Diploma courses
Undergraduate Certificate courses
  • Certificate in Agricultural Sciences - 1 year - Arapai campus
Postgraduate courses

The university does not yet offer post graduate programs.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Busitema University". Busitema University. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Distance Between Busitema And Tororo With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Busitema With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Google, . "Location of Busitema University Main Campus At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to the Faculty of Science and Education based at Nagongera Campus of Busitema University". Busitema University. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Musasizi, Simon (2 May 2010). "Busitema Opens Namasagali, Arapai Campuses". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Anguyo, Innocent (5 June 2014). "Busitema University Calls for Private Admissions". New Vision. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Busitema University: Academic Programmes". Busitema University. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Odeke, Faustine (22 June 2009). "Busitema Varsity Starts Textile Engineering Degree". New Vision. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Odeke, Faustine (10 September 2012). "Busitema University Starts Mining Degree". New Vision. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Mugisa, Anne (7 August 2013). "Uganda: Busitema University to Get Medical School". New Vision via Allfrica.com. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  12. ^ Emojong, John Augustine (16 October 2011). "Busitema Gears for Shs1.2 Billion Medical School". Daily Monitor Mobile. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

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