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Makerere University Freedom Square fenced off

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Students and alumni of Makerere University have questioned the motive behind the erection of metal bars across the Freedom Square. The square, which lies in the space between the University’s administrative block –the Main Building, the University Main Library and the School of Social …

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Italy doctor-to-be picks Gaza for semester abroad

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Seated with other students on the steps at the Islamic University of Gaza with his backpack, the young Italian doctor-to-be draws looks from passersby. Riccardo Corradini is the first exchange student in the Gaza Strip under a popular European programme known as Erasmus …

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12,000 students graduate at Gulu University

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 12,234 students have graduated today after completing studies in various disciplines at Gulu University. This is the largest congregation in the 17-years of Gulu University’s existence. Prof. George Openjuru Ladaa, the Vice Chancellor of Gulu University says the number brings to …

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DRC National confesses to murder of two University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Congolese National has confessed to the murder of two university students whose bodies were found rotting in a rented room in Kakeeka division, Rubaga Division, early this week. The suspect identified as Malimali Ndihoma Sisco Mashal Justine is believed to have been an ex-boyfriend …

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Muteesa I Royal University asked to focus on Agricultural innovations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chancellor Muteesa I Royal University Justice Julia Ssebutinde has called for a review of the the institututions programs to give special focus to agricultural innovations and improvement. Justice Ssebutinde says that university education should evolve to prepare students that can invent unique and appropriate solutions …

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Makerere faces shortage of gowns ahead of graduation week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University is under pressure to deliver more than 13,000 customized graduation gowns ahead of its 69th graduation ceremony, slated for next week. The institution last year adopted a mandatory fee of sh 98,000 paid by all students for an official university gown. Unlike …

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Storm destroys Kyambogo University structures, exam scripts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kyambogo University Art and design students are stranded following this week’s heavy rains that destroyed the show room where hundreds of art and design pieces were kept awaiting marking. The showroom located near the university football field had its roof carried off by the heavy …

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