Bugema University

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Bugema University (BMU)
Bugema University logo.jpg
Motto Excellence in Service
Established 1948
Type Private
Chancellor Dr. John Kakembo[1]
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Patrick Manu[2]
Location Bugema
Luwero District
, Uganda
Campus Rural
Website Homepage

Bugema University (BMU) is a private, co-educational Ugandan university affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.[3][4][5][6]


The university is located on land that measures 640 acres (260 ha), located in Kalagala sub-county, Bamunanika county, Luweero District in the Central Region of Uganda. The main campus is located approximately 34 kilometres (21 mi) by road, northeast of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[7] This is approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi), by road, south of the town of Ziroobwe, on the Gayaza-Ziroobwe Road.[8] The coordinates of Bugema University campus are 0°34'14.0"N, 32°38'35.0"E (Latitude:0.570556; Longitude:32.643056).[9]


The institution started in 1948 as a training school for teachers and pastors for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Africa. At that time it was called Bugema Missionary Training School. Later, the name changed to Bugema Missionary College and then to Bugema Adventist College. In 1978, the first class offering degrees graduated with the Bachelor of Theology degree. The college expanded and by the late 1980s curricula for Business and Education were added. In 1994, Bugema Adventist College changed its status from "college" to "university". In 1997, Bugema University was granted a tertiary institution license from the ministry of education and sports.

Academic divisions[edit]

Bugema University is composed of the following schools:[10]

School of Business[edit]

  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Department of Management and Marketing
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Engineerig

School of Social Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Developmental Studies
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Theology and Religious Studies

School of Education[edit]

  • Department of Arts
  • Department of Science
  • Department of Languages

School of Graduate Studies[edit]

Bugema University's School of Graduate Studies is affiliated with the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton in Kenya with some of the postgraduate courses. The school is also affiliated with Central Luzon State University with some of the postgraduate courses and serves as a center of e-learning on some Doctoral programs offered at Central Luzon State University in the Philippines.

Academic courses[edit]

The academic courses offered at BU include the following:[11]

Undergraduate degree programs[edit]

Postgraduate degree programs[edit]

Diploma courses[edit]

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Office Administration
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Education

Short certificate courses[edit]

  • Certificate in Small Business Computer Networks
  • Certificate in Office Automation and Data management
  • Certificate in Computer Repair and Maintenance

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kiiza, Venenscias (4 November 2014). "Bugema University Graduates Urged To Start Private Projects". Red Pepper (Uganda). Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Manu, Patrick (1 January 2015). "Vice Chancellor's New Year's Message 2015" (PDF). Bugema University (BMU). Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/1115/For-real-education-reform-take-a-cue-from-the-Adventists"the second largest Christian school system in the world has been steadily outperforming the national average – across all demographics."
  4. ^ http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/denominations/seventh_day_adventist.htm
  5. ^ "Department of Education, Seventh-day Adventist Church". Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  6. ^ Rogers, Wendi; Kellner, Mark A. (April 1, 2003). "World Church: A Closer Look at Higher Education". Adventist News Network. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Bugema With Interactive Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Map Showing Bugema And Zirobwe With Route Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Google. "Location of Bugema University Main Campus at Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Academic Departments at Bugema University
  11. ^ Academic Courses at Bugema University

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 00°34′14″N 32°35′00″E / 0.57056°N 32.58333°E / 0.57056; 32.58333