Busoga University

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Busoga University (BU)
Motto "Center of Academic Excellence"
Established 1999
Type Private
Chancellor Bishop Dr. Michael Kyomya[1]
Vice-Chancellor Prof. David Lameck Kibikyo[2]
Administrative staff
370 (2013)
Students 5,000+ (2014)
Location Iganga, Uganda
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Busoga University (BU), is a private university in Uganda, affiliated with Busoga Diocese of the Church of 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.[3] The coordinates of Busoga University Campus are:0°35'29.0"N, 33°27'32.0"E (Latitude:0.591389; Longitude:33.458889).[4]

Other campuses[edit]

As of January 2015, in addition to the Main Campus, Busoga University maintains several other campuses, including the following:[5]

  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, under the leadership of Bishop Cyprian K. Bamwoze 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.[5]

Vision and Mission[edit]

VISION: The vision of Busoga University is to become a center of academic excellence, and an agent of social and economic development of the region and the country as a whole.

MISSION: To provide suitable avenues and the environment that facilitates our community to participate in higher learning, education, training and research for development.

Affiliations[edit]

Busoga University has academic linkages with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA 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 G, Aldon (19 September 2012). "Four Busoga University Staff Sent On Forced Leave". Uganda Radio Network (URN). Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  2. ^ News, . (2014). "New Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor Appointed". Busoga University. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Road Distance Between Jinja And Iganga With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Google, . "Location of Busoga University At Google Maps". Google Maps. 
  5. ^ a b About Busoga, . (2014). "About Busoga University". Busoga University. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 00°35′42″N 33°27′43″E / 0.59500°N 33.46194°E / 0.59500; 33.46194