Uganda Pentecostal University

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Uganda Pentecostal University (UPU)
Established 2005
Type Private
Chancellor Bishop Reuben Kisembo
Vice-Chancellor Professor John Ntambirweki
Students 315 (2008)
Location Fort Portal, Uganda
00 39 44N, 30 15 58E
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Uganda Pentecostal University (UPU), is a private university in Uganda,[1] the third-largest economy in the East African Community.


The main campus of the university is located in the town of Fort Portal, Kabarole District, in Western Uganda, approximately 320 kilometres (200 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital city.[2] This location is approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi), by road, west of downtown Fort Portal, on the road to Bwamba. The coordinates of the main campus are:0°39'44.0"N, 30°15'58.0"E (Latitude:0.662222; Longitude:30.266111).[3]


The university started operating in 2001 as the Grotius School of Law and Professional Studies , with a campus in Mengo, a neighborhood in Lubaga Division, in western Kampala, Uganda's capital city. The school initially operated as part of another university. In 2004, the school was advised by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE), to apply for a separate license. After disagreements between the university and UNCHE were settled in court,[4] the university was licensed on August 9, 2005 by the UNCHE.[5][6] In partnership with the United Pentecostal Churches International of Uganda, UPU opened its main campus in Fort Portal, Kabarole District, Western Uganda.

Academics affairs[edit]

The programs in which the university offers degrees include the following:

Faculty of Business Administration
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Journalism and Communication Science
Faculty of Arts

Staff development[edit]

The university has also taken a keen interest in nurturing its own staff. So far about 25% of the academic staff are former students of the University who graduated with honours. They include the following:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Natukunda, Carol (14 July 2007). "Four More Universities Approved". New Vision. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Fort Portal With Distance Indicator". Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of Uganda Pentecostal University At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Nsambu, Hillary (21 July 2005). "NCHE, Fort Portal Varsity Case Starts". New Vision. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Nsambu, Hillary (31 July 2005). "Court Clears Pentecostal Varsity". New Vision. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  6. ^ UNCHE, . "Private Universities: Uganda Pentecostal University". Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE). Retrieved 20 July 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°39′44″N 30°15′58″E / 0.66222°N 30.26611°E / 0.66222; 30.26611