The University’s name Muteesa I Royal University is in recognition of a monarch of great vision, Ssekabaka Muteesa I of Buganda (1856-1884) whose invitation of missionaries through a letter to Queen Victoria of England is generally regarded as the genesis of modern education in Uganda.
The University’s name Muteesa I Royal University is in recognition of a monarch of great vision, Ssekabaka Muteesa I of Buganda (1856-1884) whose invitation of missionaries through a letter to Queen Victoria of England is generally regarded as the genesis of modern education in Uganda. Muteesa I Royal University (MRU) was inspired and initiated by Ssabasajja Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi II and promoted by the Executive Committee of Buganda Kingdom, headed by the Katikiro. The basic preparatory work was carried out by Buganda University Task Force (BUTF), which was inaugurated by the Katikiro of Buganda 0n 8th June 2004 and submitted its fi nal report on 2nd December 2004. The BUTF’s report was followed up by the formation of MRU implementation Committee, which was succeeded by the Interim University Council on 1st June 2005 to serve for one year, and subsequently a fully fl edged University Council inaugurated by the Chancellor.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES - 2011/2012
ENTRY REQUIRMENTS FOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Ugandan Applicants should hold either;
i. UCE and UACE Certifi cate with 2 Principle passes and one Subsidiary
ii Diploma from a recognised institution of Higher Learning
Prospective Applicants whose fi nal high school grades are in percentages and average points system e.g. Sudan, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia and others must have their grades fi rst equated or standardized by Uganda National Examination Board UNEB before admission to MRU.
The Kenya Certifi cate of Secondary Education (KCSE) holders must have a minimum grade of C +and above. A Diploma or Professional Certifi cate in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution of Higher Learning.
ENTRY REQUREMENTS FOR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
Ugandan applicants should hold either: UCE&UACE Certificates with a Principal Pass and two Subsidiaries or A Certificate from a recognized Tertiary Institution.
DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN-SERVICE
Bachelor of Early Childhood in Primary Educ(BEPE: In- Service) 9 sessions
Bachelor of Education (B.ED.Arts, Secondary Educ In-Service) 9 sessions
Bachelor of Business Education (BBE: In-Service) 9 sessions
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES (IN—SERVICE).
Ugandan applicantg should hold either a Diploma in Primary Education or Secondary Education and at least 2 years working experience.
Foreign applicants should hold either a Diploma in Primary Education or Secondary Education or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
Foreign applicants should hold: C(plain) and above (for KCSE applicants) or its equivalent for applicants from other countries
DIPLOMA PROGRAMME- In-service DURATION Diploma in Primary Education (DPE) 2yrs
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES (IN-SERVICE)
i) Ugandan applicants should hold a Grade 111 Teacher’s certifi cate in Primary Education and at least 3 years working experience.
ii) Foreign applicants who intend to enroll for a Diploma course in Primary Education must have a PI (Kenyan Applicants) certifi cate in Primary Education or its equivalent for applicants from other countries.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ORDINARY
Ugandan applicants Minimum entry is S.4 Certifi cate and 3 credits.Foreign applicants should hold a D+(KCSE) above its equivalent for others
ACCESS PROGRAMME: The access programme is a two-semester programme that is intended to bridge the gap for those students from countries where A-level is not offered and plan to enroll for Degree programmes at Muteesa I Royal University.
CAPACITY BUILDING INSTITUTE (CBI): The capacity Building Institute (CBI) is a large scale development and implementation programme structured to create projects that will develop the capacity of Muteesa I Royal University to establish its unique niche among Ugandan Universities.
CBI will assist MRU to become a leader in innovation, new technology development and increase its recognition among other Universities locally and abroad. CBI GUIDING PHILOSOPHY: To establish a center of Excellence within the University framework that is selfsuffi cient and innovative in its focus to create sustainable development.
MISSION: To build the technical capacity of MRU by strengthening its internal framework that will serve as the planning unit for the University.
CBI ACTIVITES: The Capacity Building Institute will involve a wide range of activities that are glocal in scope. As such, these programs will support research and teaching activities that are in keeping with the MRU strategic plan. The activities to include curriculum development; quality assurance; innovation; incubation; agricultural research; environmental conservation; cultural preservation and research; ethics and leadership training; sports research and development; policy development and human resource development.
The CBI Centers:
1. The Royal Research , Innovation and Incubation Center Mission: To create a research and development environment which will attract, incubate, and support successful indigenous technology based enterprise, research and development. To offer a supportive environment and incubation facilities to assist innovators and local entrepreneurs in taking their ideas from proof of principle to full commercialization. This will develop an entrepreneurial culture amongst faculty, students of MRU and local entrepreneurs in the private sector.
2. Edward Muteesa II family Economic Centre for social Engineering Mission: To improve the lives of African families through business creation, skill development, knowledge management, promotion of gender equity, technical assistance in health and development.
3. Royal language and multimedia centre. Mission: To serve the local and international community to achieve acquisition of African and other through a number of pedagogical approaches to assist the fl uency of languages and promote the profession of languages. To establish and operate a state of the art of multimedia center for fi lm, radio and television production as well as music dance and drama as a of promoting and
documenting Ugandan and cultures and history
4. Mutebi II cultural heritage centre. Mission: To encourage and promote the preservation of Ugandan culture through cultivating and sustaining the advancement of scholarly and cultural research. To collect, preserve and decimate cultural information as well as providing access to records, artifacts that illustrate the rich historical and cultural living heritage of Uganda and other nations and beyond
5. Royal Cultural Research and Rural Development center Mission: To develop a strong faculty for sustainable agriculture and rural development to promote sustainable farming practices which yield more profi table food cash crops. To offer non traditional degree programs in agriculture with emphasis on soil management, organic farming, apiculture, environmental studies, food security, aquaculture etc
6. Royal Ethics and Leadership Culture Mission: To equip students and Communities members with leadership qualities and to instill values, ethics and sustainable cultural principles to produce successful and responsible leaders.
7. African Studies and Research Centre Mission: The African studies and research Centre (ASRC) will establish at Muteesa I Royal University (MRU) a tradition of intellectual inquiry in the study of African peoples that shall re-invigorate an African centered paradigm related to issues confronting continental
8. Royal Sport Resource Centre Mission: To strengthen sports as a profession in by providing state of the art facilities such as Libraries, swimming Pools, Gyms and Football Fields as a means of professional izi ng all sports activities.
9. Royal Herbal Research Centre Mission: To Create a Medicinal Herbal Research centre for preservation of traditional medicines by establishing a Herbal Forest and setting up a State of the Art Herbal Research Facilities equipped with Laboratories, storage and processing centres.
MRU is seeking corroboration with various Universities, other CBI’s, innovations and technology centres, Business Partnerships, Founding agencies, Public Privates Groups and Donors, International organizations, NGO’s, Government Organisations, supporters, well wishers and all other interested parties. We welcome your input and future contributions.
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Muteesa I Royal University