Muteesa I Royal University

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Muteesa I Royal University (MRU)
Muteesa I Royal University logo.jpeg
Motto Seeking Greater Horizons in Thought and Action
Type Private
Established 2007
Chancellor Julia Sebutinde[1]
Vice-Chancellor Arthur Sserwanga[2]
Administrative staff
192 (2016)[1]
Students ~ 3100 (2016)[1]
Location Masaka, Uganda
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Muteesa I Royal University (MRU) is a private university in Uganda. It was accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE) in 2007.[3] On 15 June 2016, Justice Julia Sebutinde was installed as Chancellor of the University, replacing Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, the founding chancellor.[1]

Location[edit]

MRU has three campuses.[4]

The main campus is in the city of Masaka, approximately 135 kilometres (84 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[5] The coordinates of this campus are 0°19'21.0"S, 31°44'35.0"E (Latitude:-0.322500; Longitude:31.743056).[6]

The second campus is on Mengo Hill, the seat of the Buganda Government, within the city of Kampala. The coordinates of this campus are 0°18'24.0"N, 32°33'19.0"E (Latitude:00 19 21S; Longitude:31 44 33E).[7]

The third campus is in the town of Mubende, approximately 153 kilometres (95 mi), by road, west of Kampala.[8]

History[edit]

MRU was established when ownership of the Masaka Technical Institute (Uganda Technical College, Masaka), was transferred from the government of Uganda to the Buganda government in January 2007.[9]

MRU is named after Muteesa I of Buganda. He made agreements with the British to introduce British-based education in his kingdom (Buganda) in the late 19th century.[10] MRU received Tertiary Education Institution accreditation from the Ministry of Education & Sports in July 2007.[11] MRU admitted the first class of students in October 2007.[12] MRU held its first graduation ceremony on Friday 15 April 2011. At the same ceremony, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi was installed as the first chancellor of the university.[13]

Academics[edit]

As of March 2011, MRU had the following academic faculties: [14]

Operational faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Social, Cultural and Development Studies
  • Faculty of Business Management
  • Faculty of Education

Planned faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Studies
  • Faculty of Natural Environment, Tourism and Tourism Studies
  • Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences and Health Services

Courses[edit]

The following undergraduate degree courses were offered at MRU in September 2014:

Faculty of Business Management[edit]

[15]

Faculty of Science & Technology[edit]

Faculty of Education[edit]

[16]

  • Bachelor of Arts with education
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Business Education
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurship with education
  • Bachelor of Education with art and design
  • Bachelor of Primary Education
  • Bachelor of Computer Studies with education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education

Faculty of Social, Culture & Development Studies[edit]

[17]

  • Bachelor in Development Studies
  • Bachelor in Social Work and Social Administration
  • Bachelor of Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in mass communication
  • Bachelor of Guidance and Counseling

In addition to the academic degree programs listed above, MRU offers diploma and certificate courses in the same or similar fields.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kulanyi, Shiffa (17 June 2016). "Justice Sebutinde installed Muteesa university chancellor". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Ssekweyama, Martins (3 September 2014). "Muteesa University Gets New Vice Chancellor". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  3. ^ NCHE. "Uganda National Council for Higher Education: Private Universities". National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  4. ^ MRU (15 March 2016). "The Campuses of Muteesa I Royal University". Masaka: Muteesa I Royal University (MRU). Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  5. ^ GFC (15 March 2016). "Distance between Kampala Road, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and Muteesa I Royal University, Masaka, Central Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Google (8 September 2014). "Location of Muteesa I Royal University Main Campus" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Google (15 March 2016). "Location of Muteesa I Royal University Mengo Campus" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  8. ^ GFC (15 March 2016). "Distance between Kampala Road, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and Mubende Central Police Station, Mubende, Central Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Ssejjoba, Eddie (9 January 2007). "Buganda Receives Masaka Institute". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Newvision, Archive (26 November 2007). "Kabaka Mutesa I Has Finally Been Rewarded". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Natukunda, Carol (14 July 2007). "Four More Universities Approved". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  12. ^ Newvision, Archive (4 October 2007). "In Brief: Muteesa I Royal University Opens". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  13. ^ Mambule, Ali (19 April 2011). "1,000 Graduate From Muteesa University". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  14. ^ MRU. "Muteesa I Royal University: Faculties". Muteesa I Royal University (MRU). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  15. ^ MRU. "Academic Programmes Offered In The Faculty of Business Management". Muteesa I Royal University (MRU). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  16. ^ MRU. "Academic Programmes Offered In The Faculty of Education". Muteesa I Royal University (MRU). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  17. ^ MRU. "Academic Programmes Offered In The Faculty of Social, Cultural and Development Studies". Muteesa I Royal University (MRU). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 00°19′21″S 31°44′33″E / 0.32250°S 31.74250°E / -0.32250; 31.74250