Ankole Western University

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Ankole Western University (AWU)
Motto Light of the world
Type Private
Established 2005
Chancellor Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni [1]
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mesharch Katusiimeh
Students 800 (2016)
Location Kabwohe, Uganda
Campus Rural

The Ankole Western University (AWU), is an Anglican institution of higher learning in Uganda. It is owned and administered by the Western Ankole Diocese of the Church of Uganda.[2]


The university is located in the town of Kabwohe, in Sheema District, Western Uganda. This location lies approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[3] The approximate coordinates of the university are:0°34'28.0"S, 30°22'44.0"E (Latitude:-0.574444; Longitude:30.378889).[4]


The resolution by the Anglican mission to start a tertiary institution of learning in Western Ankole was made in 2002. It was further resolved that the institution be situated at Kabwohe Hill. Ultimately, the institution would be called Ankole Western University. In order to build up to university status, the institution is named Ankole Western Institute of Science and Technology, (AWIST).

In December 2005, the Institute admitted the first batch of students to study for the Diploma in Education (Primary Education). In January 2006 another batch of students were enrolled to study for the Diploma in Agribusiness.

In November 2007, AWIST applied for a license as a tertiary college of learning. In July 2008, the license was granted and the Institute was given authority to award Certificates and Diplomas in the fields of instruction where it offered courses.

As of October 2009, Ankole Western University has over three hundred students enrolled in various fields of study, including: education, business administration, agribusiness, animal health, animal production, guidance & counseling, developmental studies, social work and social administration.[5]


The academic programs offered at Ankole Western University include the following:

Diploma courses
Certificate course
  • Certificate in Agribusiness
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Nursery Education
  • Certificate in Computer Science
  • Certifate in Computer Applications


As of October 2009, the courses offered at Ankole Western University lead to the award of Certificates and Diplomas.

Diploma in arts in Mass communication.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Amanyisa, Zadock (31 January 2015). "Museveni Orders Probe Into Ankole University Fights". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Amanyisa, Zadock (11 June 2014). "West Ankole Diocese University Gets New Charter". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Kabwohe With Map". Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Google, . "Location of Ankole Western University Campus At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Jaramogi, Patrick (October 2009). "Museveni To Grace Ankole Western University Fundraising Drive". New Vision Mobile (Kampala). Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 

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Coordinates: 00°34′28″S 30°22′44″E / 0.57444°S 30.37889°E / -0.57444; 30.37889