Student Manual Kabale University

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Kabale University


As the motto says, Kabale University is committed to creating and maintaining an environment conducive to students’ acquisition of the complex cognitive capacities they can use appropriately to be champions, the leaders and agents of quality socioeconomic changes that will benefit themselves, their families, their countries and society. Kabale University’s academic programs and instruction methods mainstream information literacy to under gird lifelong learning. Staff subscribe to Albert Einstein’s view that ‘it is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken in students, joy in acquisition of information for creative expression, knowledge and imagination” (web search). In line with its motto, the University believes, like one past great leader (Lincoln) that investment in knowledge has the highest rate of return” (web search). But as an African University in particular, we believe that increased knowledge and more local content are needed to solve public policy problems, enrich the teaching curricula, stimulate the private sector, invigorate civil society, foster good governance, strengthen the integration of African societies and economies, especially in the context of the intensely competitive global environment (AKNF Concept Paper, ECA 2000), and to support the foundation the information economy in Africa. All this to be achieved on the basis of a “university without wall” that builds partnerships with all stakeholders. As the vision of the university, a sustainable vibrant Centre of excellence in teaching, learning, research and community services in the Great Lakes Region and beyond. With a missin which is “to be a people-centered, efficient university that excels in generation and dissemination of relevant quality knowledge. It aims at skills development and attitudinal change for lifelong learning”. With specific objectives: a) Provide instruction to all those admitted to the university and to make provision for the advancement, transmission and preservation of knowledge and to stimulate intellectual life in Uganda, nationally, regionally and internationally. b)Preserve and foster the right of the University to determine the qualifications of who may teach, who may be taught, what may be taught, how it may be taught and the requirements to be admitted to study therein. c) Impact university education within Uganda, with particular emphasis on scientific, vocational and technological education and their application to development and for that purpose, to work with other appropriate bodies in the planned development of higher education. d) Conduct examinations for and grant degrees, diplomas, certificates and other awards in the manner provided by the rules of the university to mention but few. This is guide that helps students to understand the university’s set objectives, vision, mission. Keywords: Dean, Students’ Manual, Kabale University


Kabale University began lectures on 21st October, 2002, with 42 students. The plan to establish the University had been conceived six years before in 1996. A Steering Committee headed by Hon Avitus Tibarimbasa was selected and started laying ground for the purpose. The Committee drafted the Kabale University Constitution which was officially adopted on, 13th December, 1998.The idea of launching a University in Kabale was well-received and supported by many people. On 5th September, 1997, the Kabale District Council passed a resolution over- whelmingly donating land for the Kabale University. This decision was subsequently followed by the signing and sealing of a commitment deed by the Kabale District Local Government, confirming its donation of 52 acres of land and any structures and properties on that land.The donation of land and other structures and properties to Kabale University inspired the Steering Committee to open an Administration Office at Kikungiri on 5th October, 2001. An application to operate Kabale University had been officially submitted to the Ministry of Education and Sports on 3rd August, 1999.After operating for about three years, Kabale University was granted a licence on 29th March, 2005, to operate as a private university (Licence No. UI.PL.003) by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). The University was, thereafter, gazetted by the government of Uganda on 6th May, 2005, as a private university with a legal notice Number 5 of 2005.July 2015, Statutory Instruments 2015 No.3, establishing Kabale University as Public University was gazetted


Dean, Students’ Manual, Kabale University