THE acting Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom, Emmanuel Ssendaula, has said Muteesa I University, which will be opening before the end of this year, will have four campuses.
â€œThere will be an agriculture section at Nazigo in Bugerere, a business section at Mengo, a science and technology section in Masaka, while another branch in Masaka will train doctors and nurses,â€ he said.
He was receiving a donation of books from Tex Tychon, a preacher of Connect Africa Missionaries, who was accompanied by Pastor Dan Salongo Luyombya of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Nakwero.
The Katikkiro hailed Tychon for the donation, saying it was the first of its kind from any religious group.
Ssendaula said the university will introduce courses that will help students create jobs instead of coming out as job-seekers.
He said the university was named after the late king of Buganda, Muteesa I, in memory of his contributions towards education by inviting European missionaries to Uganda.
Sendaula called for more book contributions from well-wishers, saying this will make it possible for the university to start on schedule, as books are very necessary.
â€œBefore such institutions starts, the National Council of Higher Education has to carry out an inspection to confirm the availability of all necessary materials, where a Library is a must. We still need more books to fill our two libraries,â€ he said.
At the same ceremony, Tychon, on behalf of Muyenga Rotary Club and Calgary Downtown Rotary, Canada donated two bio water filters to the university.
â€œThe water filters purify dirty water and kills 95% of germs without boiling water. This will reduce the spread of water-borne diseases and save electricity and firewood,â€ Tychon said.
Buganda university to have four campuses