Ndejje University

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Ndejje University (NDU)
Motto The Fear of God Brings Knowledge and Wisdom
Established 1992
Type Private
Chancellor Prof. Stephen Talitwala
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Eriabu Lugujjo
Location Ndejje, Uganda
Campus Rural
Website Homepage

Ndejje University is a private, multi-campus, Christian university in Uganda.


The University has two separate campuses located on 200 acres (81 ha), in a rural setting at Ndejje Hill, in Luweero District, Central Uganda. The main campus of the university lies adjacent to the Lady Irene Camps in Ndejje. This location lies approximately 42 kilometres (26 mi), by road, north of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[1] Ndejje Hill is located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), northwest of Bombo, the nearest town.[2] The coordinates of Ndejje are:00 36 36N, 32 28 30E (Latitude:0.6100; Longitude:32.4750).


Ndejje University was established in 1992 under the Name and Style of "The Christian University of East Africa" under the pioneer-ship and ownership of Prof. Reverend Dr. Sams Kironde Kigozi. In 1994 it was represented in Ontario and Quebec Inter-Faculty agreements with Canadian 12 Universities and 8 American Universities by Mr. Simon Peter Kabala-Kasirye (a Student and Academic Registrar Trainee) for each university to foster a school where students would spend half of their studies in Uganda and the remaining half in North America. Mr. Simon Peter Kabala-Kasirye was solely sponsored and with some support from the International League for People with Intellectual Exceptionality as he had a solid stake in its founder-ship.

As a result hundreds of thousands of books, magazines, software and computers were donated partially due to an introductory letter from Dr. Samson B.M. Kisseka who was a Seventh Day Adventist evangelical Christian, the Vice President of Uganda and the Chancellor of the University by then. There being no Anglican Faith based University in North America out of the seven that contributed materials to start the university on a land owned by the Anglican Church in Uganda, save the other faiths in North America, the conservative Anglican clergy feared that the institution would be a lee way for charismatic compromise to some of its devout parishioners. In 1995, the "The Christian University of East Africa" with some government involvement was annexed by the (Anglican Diocese of Luweero) of the Province of the Church of Uganda, and without any authority it changed its name from The Christian University of East Africa - Ndejje Campus (CUEA) to Ndejje University without any compensation extended to the founders. In 1998, the institution received recognition as a tertiary level institution of higher learning by the Uganda Government through the Ministry of Education and Sports. In 2001, Mr. Simon Peter Kabala-Kasirye, before returning to Canada, advised the parties involved to foster an interdenominational round table to bolster the North American Interfaculty Scholarships and Academic Exchanges he had pioneered. He argued that with integrity the university could take on a status quo of an academic freedom international learning centre hosted by the Anglican Church in Africa. He further advised that the parties that have annexed The Christian University of East Africa (C.U.E.A) be compensated including but not limited to the estate of Prof. Dr. Rev. Sams Kironde Kigozi whose children are still under aged.

In 2002, ownership of the university was expanded to include all six dioceses of the Church of Uganda in the Buganda Region. Nejje University formerly The Christian University of East Africa (C.U.E.A)was issued a University Charter by the Government of Uganda in 2009. At the time offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs that are recognized nationally and Internationally.[3]


As of October 2010, the university maintains the following campuses:

  1. The Main Campus - Located on Ndejje Hill, in Luweero District
  2. Lady Irene Campus - Also located on Ndejje Hill. Together, the two campuses in Ndejje occupy 200 acres (81 ha)
  3. The Kampala Campus - Located at 151 Balintuma Road, Mengo, in Kampala, Uganda's capital city.[4]
  4. Nakasongola Campus - The university is in the process of acquiring 400 acres (160 ha) in Nakasongola District, to house the research facility in renewable energy and environmental management.[5]


As of October 2011, there were seven constituent faculties of the university, one institute and one school.[6]

  1. Faculty of Arts
  2. Faculty of Basic Sciences and Information Technology
  3. Faculty of Business Administration
  4. Faculty of Education
  5. Faculty of Engineering and Survey
  6. Faculty of Forest Science and Environmental Management
  7. Faculty of Social Sciences
  8. Institute of Sports
  9. School of Postgraduate Studies


Ndejje University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses including both diploma and degree programs.[7]

Postgraduate Programs[edit]

Undergraduate Degree Programs[edit]

Undergraduate Diploma Programs[edit]

  • Diploma in Primary Education. (DPE)
  • Diploma in Secondary Education. (DSE)
  • Diploma in Computer Science (DCS)
  • Diploma in Commercial Arts & Design Technology (DCADT)
  • Diploma in Guidance & Counseling (DGC)
  • Diploma in Business Administration. (DBA)
  • Diploma in Education Institutions Management. (DEIM)
  • Diploma in Sports Science (DSS).
  • Diploma in Sports Nutrition & Management .
  • Diploma in Physical Education & Sports Management (DSS).
  • Diploma in Nursery Teaching. Day, Evening and In-service programs

Advanced Certificate Programs[edit]

  • Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • Advanced Certificate in Nursery Teaching
  • Advanced Grade III Teachers Certificate
  • Advanced Certificate in Business Administration.

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Coordinates: 00°36′36″N 32°28′30″E / 0.61000°N 32.47500°E / 0.61000; 32.47500