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Mbarara science university develops new organic fertilizer

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara University of Science and Technology has developed a new organic fertilizer. The Organic Fertilizer, I-Soft Organic Fertilizer was innovated and developed by students of the Faculty of Agriculture and Livelihood in collaboration with the Mbarara Grapes Farmers Association, and Mbarara Agricultural Research Development …

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Gulu University VC Prof Openjuru given new 5-year term

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu University Council has approved the extension of Prof. George Openjuru Ladaah’s term of office as the University Vice Chancellor. Prof. Openjuru’s five year contract extension was endorsed on Friday during the 53rd meeting of the Gulu University council. The new contract takes …

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Prof Suruma lobbies for a Nawangwe 2nd term

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With his term of office elapsing in August this year, Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe could be positioning himself for another term amidst queries about whether he is still eligible. During day two of the week-long 72nd graduation ceremonies, the University Chancellor, Prof. Ezra …

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Guard arrested for killing Busitema University student in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale City Police are holding Wilson Kidasa, a security guard from Alpha Security Services limited accused of shooting dead a student of Busitema University on Sunday evening. Kidasa allegedly shot dead 20-year-old Kelly Tumusiime, a resident of Mivule cell, Namatala ward in Mbale City …

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VC Nawangwe recalls suspended Makerere students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has revoked the suspension of 16 students sent home after they participated in a demonstration over online lectures. The suspension recall comes after the intervention of the students Guild President Shamim Nambassa who also championed the protest against …

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University loan scheme to soon cater for students in humanities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Higher Education Students Financing Board plans to support Ugandan undergraduate students doing humanities. Initially, the scheme was targeting students pursuing degree and undergraduate diploma courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs. According to the government, this was also to help in …

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Amolatar community offers 400 acres of land to Lira University

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in two sub-counties in Amolatar district have offered 400 acres of land to Lira University.  The communal land  located in Alemere bung and Agwingiri Sub Counties will be used by the University to establish the faculty of Agriculture and Fisheries. Prof. Opio Okaka …

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Students fail to block September 21 Kyambogo graduation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed an application seeking to block the 17th graduation ceremony of Kyambogo University. The decision arises from an application filed on September 14, 2021 by 45 students who sought a halt to the graduation ceremony fixed for September …

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Only 1.5% repaying gov’t student loans as applicant numbers rise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many students are rushing to apply for government loans to pay for their university education but hardly any are paying back the money. It transpires that only 1.5% have been servicing their loan, long after they graduated and started working. The Higher Education Students Financing …

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FULL LIST: Makerere admission details for 2020/21

✳ Govt sponsored ✳ Govt sponsored diploma ✳ Private sponsored ✳ Mature age ✳ International applicants Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Makerere University and its Nakawa-based business school have jointly admitted 14, 538 undergraduate students under the private sponsorship scheme. According to the admission lists released by …

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