Nkumba University

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Nkumba University (NU)
Motto I owe you
Established 1994
Type Private
Chancellor Prof. Gordon Wavamunno[1]
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Hannington Sengendo[2]
Admin. staff 300+ (2014)
Students 10,000+ (2014)
Location Entebbe, Uganda
0°05′42″N 32°30′25″E / 0.095°N 32.507°E / 0.095; 32.507Coordinates: 0°05′42″N 32°30′25″E / 0.095°N 32.507°E / 0.095; 32.507
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Nkumba University (NU) is a private university in Entebbe, Uganda. It was established in 1994 as part of a group of schools and colleges which originally grew from a kindergarten set up in 1951. The University is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in applied business education.And Nkumba University Builds Students on the 4cs that is Creativity, confidence, Competence and Character and thou it is not Based on a foundation of any religion Nkumba University Comprises Number of Religious Associations Which give students enough time for fellowship such as the Nkumba Christian Union which allows students to have enough time for God

Overview[edit]

According to its website, Nkumba University is one of the largest private universities in East Africa. As of December 2011, the student body exceeded 7,000, with over 300 academic staff. The university offers courses leading to certificates, diplomas, baccalaureate degrees as well as postgraduate academic qualifications.[3] At its most recent graduation ceremony in October 2013, a total of 1,700 students were awarded certificates, diplomas and degrees at a function, presided over by the university Chancellor, Professor Sir Gordon Wavamunno.[4] Nkumba University was one of the first universities in the country to introduce the degree of Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Studies, Mineral Management & Technology. The inaugural intake occurred in 2011. A masters degree in the same field is in development.[5]

History[edit]

On July 29, 1951 at 9.00AM, Ssalongo Kintu a local merchant, invited two of his best friends to a meeting: Charles Kisitu Ffulu, the then Parish Chief of Nkumba, and Zefania Mpanga, a civil servant who resided in the area. Their meeting led to the establishment of a kindergarten for their infants. The school opened on February 6, 1952 with twelve pupils at Ffulu’s home. Within two years the student population had grown to over 150.

The kindergarten grew into a primary (elementary) school. Over the years, the school grew into a junior secondary (middle) school and a senior secondary (high) school. In 1969, the school became a vocational school. In 1974 the name of the school was changed to Nkumba College of Commerce and Advanced Studies. Finally in 1994, the Board of Trustees were approved by the Ministry of Education to transform the College into a University. This marked the beginning of Nkumba University. On 16 February 2007 Nkumba University was granted a Charter by the President of Uganda upon the recommendation of the National Council for Higher Education as provided in the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001.[6]

Academic Affairs[edit]

The academic affairs of Nkumba University are organized under six constituent schools of the university.[7]

  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education, Humanities and Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Law and Institute of Criminal Justice
  • School of Industrial, Commercial Art and Design
  • School of Sciences.

Courses offered[edit]

Postgraduate Courses[edit]

Undergraduate Courses[edit]

Diploma Courses[edit]

Certificate Courses[edit]

  • Certificate in Tourism Operations
  • Certificate in Institutional Catering & Hotel Management
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Certificate in Primary School Mathematics
  • Certificate in Pastoral Student Care
  • Certificate in Guidance and Counseling
  • Certificate in Educational Management
  • Certificate in Swahili Education
  • Certificate in Computer Applications

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Pastor Isaiah Mbuga [Heart of Christ ministry]
  • General Edward Katumba Wamala - Ugandan military officer. Current Chief of Defence Forces, the highest military position in the Uganda People's Defence Force.
  • George Owoyesigire - Principal Wildlife Officer, Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Kampala
  • Justus Tusubira, Conservation Area Manager, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda Wildlife Authority
  • Isaac Kiirya, Senior Programmes Manager, Nature Uganda, Kampala
  • Eugine Ntambala, Director, Akagera National Park - Rwanda

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