By Denis Turyahebwa
Southwestern Uganda based Kabale University has announced the introduction of Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) courses starting in August next year.
This was confirmed by Prof Joy Kwesiga the university’s vice chancellor while speaking during a meeting between the university management and a team from the ministry of Education led by the permanent secretary Alex Kakooza.
The PhDs will commence with a three-year PhD in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) programme whose teaching shall kick off in August 2019.
The university, over the past years, has been offering only graduate programmes up to Masters’ degree level.
The university was established as a private institution in 2001 and received accreditation from the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in 2005. In June 2015, government formally nationalised it and took over the operations of the university.
During the meeting with the Education ministry, Prof Kwesiga noted that the university still needs more land for its expansion.
“This is the period to complete the university master plan. It would be a pity if the land doesn’t form part of the master plan. This is a request we are not about to drop; we need more land on this hill. We need more land from Kabale district local government,” Prof Kwesiga said.