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By Vision Reporter

Added 16th March 2013 10:36 AM

Following numerous visitations to Fairland University by monitoring teams from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), the University was found to be operating far below the standards set by NCHE.

Following numerous visitations to Fairland University by monitoring teams from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), the University was found to be operating far below the standards set by NCHE.

The weaknesses of the University were indicated in the Notice of intention to revoke the licence of Fairland University that was issued in the Uganda Gazette dated 24th July, 2009. Specifically the University has failed in the following areas:

1. The University has failed to comply with the standards set out by NCHE for the establishment and operation of a University included but not limited to; management and governance, academic staff in terms of numbers and qualifications, library (materials and staff) and infrastructure.

2. Lack of substantial progress towards the full establishment of the university.

3. Conducting unaccredited programmes/ courses at the university.

4. Lack of adequate financial, human resources and physical infrastructure for the smooth running of a university.

5. Presentation of false audited accounts to NCHE.

6. Setting up of illegal study centres

In the light of the above grave circumstances and the failure on the part of the University to remedy these weaknesses, the National Council at its sitting of 11th March 2013 resolved to REVOKE the Provisional Licence issued to Fairland University on 18th March 2005.

This decision has been made by NCHE in the exercise of its mandate under the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act of 2001 as amended. NCHE owes a duty to the public to ensure that high quality institutions are accessible to students wishing to pursue higher education in Uganda.

Students are strongly warned against attending Fairland University since its awards are no longer recognized by the National Council for Higher Education with effect from 12th March 2013.

Therefore any degree, diploma, certificate or any other qualification granted by Fairland University after the 12th of March 2013 shall not be recognised by the National Council for Higher Education.

This revocation does not affect the validity of any cetificate, diploma, degree or other academic award granted by the Univesity while still under the provisional licence.

National Council for Higher Education

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