Mbarara. The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), has approved the University of Saint Joseph Mbarara Project located at Nyamitanga, the seat for Mbarara Archdiocese.
In response to the application by the institution’s promoters, Archdiocese of Mbarara, seeking Letter of Interim Authority, NCHE on December 20, 2016 wrote indicating that the request has been granted.
“I am pleased to inform you that after due consideration, Council at its 42nd meeting of December 19, 2016, accepted your application and has resolved to grant you a Letter of Interim Authority,” the letter addressed to the promoters reads in part.
“The authority shall be valid for three years during which the holder will not admit students but mobilise funds, acquire necessary infrastructure and academic facilities, and organise academic and administrative human resource. During this period, NCHE will monitor to establish viability for grant of a provisional license.”
Prof Peter Kanyandago, the director of the proposed University and director Uganda Martyrs University Nyamitanga Campus has acknowledged receipt of the letter, describing the development as ‘great news.’
This will be the third Catholic Church-founded university after Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi and University of Kisubi.
Prof Kanyandago said after a licence is secured, the Archidiocese will no longer admit students under auspices Uganda Martyrs University but will develop policies as well as courses.
These, he said, should link the university to the community through prevention of diseases and eradication of poverty.
Motto. The Project’s Motto is Foster Excellence and Integrity.
Mission. To provide accessible and holistic education, relevant skills and innovative technology for liberating, integral and sustainable development.
Core values. Core values are integrity, excellence, community sensitiveness, accountability and fear of God.