Kyambogo University

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Kyambogo University (KYU)
This is the main administrative building of Kyambogo University,also known as the senate building.
MottoKnowledge and Skills for Service
Established2003; 16 years ago (2003)
ChancellorJohn Ssebuwufu[1]
Vice-ChancellorElly Katunguka[1]
Administrative staff
Students25,000+ (2016)[2]

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, approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi), by road,[7] east of the central business district of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.[8]

Organization and administration[edit]

As of January 2012,, Kyambogo University had six faculties and one school:[9]

Notable academics[edit]

  • John Ssebuwufu - Chemist, academic, and academic administrator. Chancellor of Kyambogo University since 19 February 2014.[10]
  • Elly Katunguka - Veterinarian, academic, and academic administrator - Vice chancellor of Kyambogo University since 13 February 2014.[2][11]

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. ^ (12 December 2018). "Distance between Bank of Uganda, Kampala, City Centre, Kampala, UGA and Kyambogo University, Kampala, UGA". Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  8. ^ Google (12 December 2018). "Location of Kyambogo University, Kampala" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  9. ^ The Academic Divisions of Kyambogo University
  10. ^ Akello, Joan (19 February 2014). "Professor John Ssebuwufu Appointed New Kyambogo Vice Chancellor". The Independent (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  11. ^ Anguyo, Innocent (13 February 2014). "Kyambogo University Gets New Acting Vice Chancellor". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  12. ^ Anguyo, Innocent (20 February 2014). "Prof. Ssebuwufu installed as Kyambogo Chancellor". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  13. ^ JoomlaSupport (1 April 2012). "Dr Elly Katunguka, man on a mission". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  14. ^ Vision Reporter (1 May 2012). "Prof. Senteza Kajubi Is Dead". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  15. ^ (24 August 2013). "Professor Venansius Baryamureeba – Five Plus Interview". Retrieved 12 December 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 00°21′00″N 32°37′48″E / 0.35000°N 32.63000°E / 0.35000; 32.63000