Busitema University

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Busitema University (BU)
Motto Pursuing Excellence
Type Public
Established 2007
Chancellor Francis Omaswa
Vice-Chancellor Mary Okwakol
Administrative staff
20+ (2009)
Students 1500+ (2013)
Location Busitema, Uganda
00°32′42″N 34°01′30″E / 0.54500°N 34.02500°E / 0.54500; 34.02500Coordinates: 00°32′42″N 34°01′30″E / 0.54500°N 34.02500°E / 0.54500; 34.02500
Campus Rural
Website www.busitema.ac.ug

Busitema University (BU) is a university in Uganda. It is one of the eight public universities and degree-awarding institutions in the country.

BU has as its focus the instruction of agricultural sciences, agricultural mechanization, and agribusiness.[1]

Location[edit]

BU has its main campus in Busitema, Busia District on the Jinja - Tororo Highway, about 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, southwest of Tororo.[2] This location lies approximately 206 kilometres (128 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[3] The coordinates of the university's main campus are 0°32'42.0"N, 34°01'30.0"E (Latitude:0.5450; Longitude:34.0250).[4]

University campuses[edit]

The campuses of BU include the following:

Academics[edit]

As of June 2014, the university offered the following courses: [7][8]

Undergraduate degree courses[edit]

Faculty of Science and Education[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science Education in computer studies - 3 years - Nagongera campus
  • Bachelor of Science Education in physics - 3 years - Nagongera campus
  • Bachelor of Science Education in mathematics 3 years - Nagongera campus
  • Bachelor of Science Education in education - 3 years - Nagongera campus

Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Sciences[edit]

  • Bachelor of Animal Production and Management - 4 years - Arapai campus

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

Faculty of Natural Resources[edit]

Undergraduate diploma courses[edit]

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Sciences
    • Diploma in Agricultural Engineering - 2 years - Busitema campus
    • Diploma in Ginning Engineering - 2 years - Busitema campus
    • Diploma in Animal Production and Management - 2 years - Arapai campus
    • Diploma in Crop Production and Management - 2 years - Arapai campus

Undergraduate certificate courses[edit]

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Sciences
    • Certificate in Agricultural Sciences - 1 year - Arapai campus

Postgraduate courses[edit]

The university currently offers three postgraduate programs.[13]

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Masters of Medicine, Internal Medicine - 3 years - Mbale campus, Mbale Regional Referral Hospital
    • Masters of Public Health - 2 years Mbale campus, Mbale Regional Referral Hospital
  • Faculty of Science and Education
    • Masters of Educational Leadership and Management

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Busitema University". Busitema University. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Distance Between Busitema And Tororo With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Busitema With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Google. "Location of Busitema University Main Campus At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to the Faculty of Science and Education based at Nagongera Campus of Busitema University". Busitema University. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Musasizi, Simon (2 May 2010). "Busitema Opens Namasagali, Arapai Campuses". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Anguyo, Innocent (5 June 2014). "Busitema University Calls for Private Admissions". New Vision. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Busitema University: Academic Programmes". Busitema University. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Odeke, Faustine (22 June 2009). "Busitema Varsity Starts Textile Engineering Degree". New Vision. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Odeke, Faustine (10 September 2012). "Busitema University Starts Mining Degree". New Vision. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Mugisa, Anne (7 August 2013). "Uganda: Busitema University to Get Medical School". New Vision via Allfrica.com. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  12. ^ Emojong, John Augustine (16 October 2011). "Busitema Gears for Shs1.2 Billion Medical School". Daily Monitor Mobile. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  13. ^ http://ugfacts.com/post-graduate-courses-offered-busitema-university/

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