Bishop Stuart University

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Bishop Stuart University (BSU)
Bishop Stuart University logo.jpg
Motto Our God Reigns
Type Private
Established 2003
Chancellor Fred Mwesigwa Sheldon
Vice-Chancellor Mauda Kamatenesi[1]
Students 3,000+ (2010)
Location Mbarara, Uganda
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Bishop Stuart University (BSU) is a private, not-for-profit, multi-campus university in Uganda.


BSU has its main campus, measuring approximately 48 hectares (120 acres), at Kakoba Hill, off of Buremba Road, approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of downtown Mbarara. This location is approximately 295 kilometres (183 mi), by road, south-west of Kampala, Uganda's capital.[2] The coordinates of the main campus of the university are 0°36'10.0"S, 30°41'44.0"E (Latitude:-0.602778, Longitude:30.695556).[3] The second campus is located at Ruharo Hill, also in the Mbarara Metropolitan Area.[citation needed]


BSU is named after Cyril Stuart who was the Anglican Bishop of Uganda in the middle of the 20th Century.[4] BSU started operations in 2003 at the campus of then Kakoba National Teacher's College (KNTC) in the western Ugandan city of Mbarara.[5] KNTC ceased operations at the end of 2005, and in 2006, BSU took over the premises and grounds previously occupied by the teachers' college.[6] In 2006, BSU held its maiden graduation ceremony. However, the certificates, diplomas, and degrees were awarded by Uganda Christian University.[7][8] The first batch of students to graduate on BSU letterheads were the graduates of 2009.[9] On 10 October 2014, at the university's 10th graduation ceremony, Minister of Education Jessica Alupo announced that BSU had been cleared by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education to receive a university charter.[10] The charter was granted and delivered to the university in late October 2014.[11]

Academic affairs[edit]

As of June 2014, BSU had the following academic faculties and departments:

Faculty of Applied Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Agribusiness Management & Community Development

Faculty of Business & Development Studies[edit]

  • Department of Social Work & Social Administration
  • Department of Business Studies
  • Department of Development Studies
  • Department of Environmental Studies
  • Department of Economics & Management

Faculty of Education[edit]

  • Department of Education Foundations
  • Department of Humanities
  • Department of Languages
  • Department of Science Education

Faculty of Law[edit]

  • Department of Law

Academic courses[edit]

The university offers courses at certificate, diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. The programs offered include:

Certificate courses[edit]

  • Certificate in Nursery Teaching
  • Certificate in Education Management
  • Certificate in Appropriate & Sustainable Technologies
  • Certificate in Agribusiness

Diploma courses[edit]

  • Diploma in Education
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Diploma in Agribusiness Management & Community Development
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Development Studies
  • Diploma in Project Planning & Management
  • Diploma in Guidance and Counseling
  • Diploma in Social Work & Social Administration
  • Diploma in Science & Technology Education
  • Diploma in Education Management
  • Diploma in Nursing Science
  • Diploma in Public Health
  • Diploma in Law

Undergraduate courses[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mukombozi, Rajab (9 June 2014). "Medicine Researcher Is Bishop Stuart's New Vice Chancellor". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Mbarara With Map". Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Google. "Location of Bishop Stuart University Main Campus At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Stuart, Andrew (19 October 2006). "Memories Are Our History". New Vision. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Newvision, Archive (2 May 2004). "News In Brief". New Vision. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Baguma, Raymond (11 September 2005). "Kakoba NTC Phased Out". New Vision. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Muhanga, K. (3 February 2006). "News In Brief: Graduation". New Vision. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Newvision, Archive (20 February 2006). "Waive Tax On Fuel - Mukono Varsity Chief". New Vision. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Ssengendo, Abdulkarim (25 March 2009). "548 Graduate At Bishop Stuart". New Vision. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Rajab Mukombozi, and Colleb Mugume (14 October 2014). "Bishop Stuart University To Get Charter, Says Alupo". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Mukombozi, Richard (31 October 2014). "Government Gives Bishop Stuart University Charter". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 31 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°36′10″S 30°41′44″E / 0.60278°S 30.69556°E / -0.60278; 30.69556