Kyambogo University

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Kyambogo University (KYU)
Motto Knowledge and Skills for Service
Type Public
Established 2003
Chancellor John Ssebuwufu[1]
Vice-Chancellor Elly Katunguka[1]
Administrative staff
Students 25,000+ (2016)[2]
Location Kampala, Uganda
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

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


Kyambogo University was established in 2003 by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 by merging Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK), the Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK), and the Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE).[3]

Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo[edit]

In 1928 the trade and technical courses at Makerere College (now Makerere University) were split off into the new Kampala Technical School.[4] The school moved to Nakawa and became the Kampala Technical Institute.[5] In 1958 that school was moved to Kyambogo renamed Uganda Technical College and then was finally renamed Uganda Polytechnic, Kyambogo.

Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo[edit]

ITEK started as a government teacher training college in 1948 at Nyakasura, Kabarole District. In 1954, it transferred to Kyambogo Hill as a national teachers’ college and later became ITEK by statute of parliament in 1989.[6]

Uganda National Institute of Special Education[edit]

UNISE was affiliated to the Department of Special Education at the faculty of education of Makerere University, becoming an autonomous institution by Act of Parliament in 1998.


The university campus is located on Kyambogo Hill.

Organization and administration[edit]

As of January 2012,, Kyambogo University had six faculties and one school:[7]

Notable academics[edit]

  • John Ssebuwufu - Chemist, academic, and academic administrator. Chancellor of Kyambogo University since 19 February 2014.[8]
  • Elly Katunguka - Veterinarian, academic, and academic administrator - Vice chancellor of Kyambogo University since 13 February 2014.[2][9]

Notable alumni[edit]








Notable faculty[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Anguyo, Innocent (19 February 2014). "Professor Ssebuwufu Installed As Kyambogo Chancellor". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Wandera, Stephen (1 February 2016). "Kyambogo to admit more 25,000 students". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Cula, Andres (2005). "Kyambogo University: Establishment of the University". The Uganda Higher Education Review. 2 (2): 23–26. 
  4. ^ Uganda. Public Service Review and Re-organization Commission (1990). Public Service Review and Reorganisation Commission, 1989-1990, Volume 1. Kampala, Uganda: Uganda. Ministry of Public Service and Cabinet Affairs. p. 272. OCLC 32432462. 
  5. ^ Ssekamwa, J. C. (1997). "Chapter 6: The Development of Technical Education". History and Development of Education in Uganda. Kampala, Uganda: Fountain Publishers. p. 155. ISBN 978-9970-02-059-1. 
  6. ^ Kiyaga-Mulindwa, David; Adupa, Cyprien B. (1998). Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo: Origins and development. Kampala, Uganda: Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo. OCLC 43985843. 
  7. ^ The Academic Divisions of Kyambogo University
  8. ^ Akello, Joan (19 February 2014). "Professor John Ssebuwufu Appointed New Kyambogo Vice Chancellor". The Independent (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  9. ^ Anguyo, Innocent (13 February 2014). "Kyambogo University Gets New Acting Vice Chancellor". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
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