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Busoga University closed, licence revoked

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has closed Iganga-based Busoga University citing unending irregularities at the institution.

According to a General Notice No.1065 of 2017 published in the gazette, dated December 1, the university is not allowed to advertise or recruit any students henceforth.

“Take notice that the National Council for Higher Education has revoked the provisional license of Busoga University and it has ceased to operate,” reads the notice addressed to the university vice chancellor.

“The revocation of the licence does not affect the validity of any certificate, diploma, degree or other academic award granted by the university when still under the provisional license.”

Busoga University has been closed

The notice further specifies that the reasons for revocation of the provisional license are; absence of adequately qualified staff, admission of students without the requisite admission criteria, illegal affiliation, poor financial health and teaching of unaccredited programmes.

Others are; lack of up to date student records, failure to conduct progressive student assessment and irregular graduation of students who do not qualify.

NCHE executive director, Prof John Opuda-Asibo, indicates in the notice that, the council shall set up a technical committee to work with the university to support their placement of eligible students to recognised higher institutions.

Last year, complaints were filed to the council that Busoga University awarded suspicious degrees to over 1,000 South Sudan and Nigeria nationals, which led to investigations into the matter by NCHE. It was alleged then that the students had only spent about four months at the university.

The recent closure means that Busoga University can only reapply for a license to operate again after two years from the date of revocation (November 27, 2017), according to Section 98 (3) of the University and Other Tertiary Institutions Act.

nangonzi@observer.ug

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-1 #1 WADADA rogers 2017-12-05 08:53
How about the students who had started their academic programmes before the closure, how about those who were in their final year, does it mean they have to fund other universities to join from first year
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+1 #2 James manyang riak 2017-12-05 13:08
What are certainities bout the future of finalist
Student in all busoga's branches.

ur finding indicate only what busoga should do but not the future of finalist and other continuous students
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-1 #3 Kasozi68 2017-12-05 16:31
Hmmh!
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0 #4 emmanuel nakimo 2017-12-05 17:35
since national council for higher education has revoked license for busoga university, won't it affect the old students who completed some times back?

and if some students especially those who completed in 2014 and are planning to go back for upgrading since they obtained their transcript from the institution, won't it their papers be rejected.

finally what advise do you give students who completed some times back?
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-2 #5 Nandhego Ruth 2017-12-05 18:36
Quoting WADADA rogers:
How about the students who had started their academic programmes before the closure, how about those who were in their final year, does it mean they have to fund other universities to join from first year

NCHE said it is working on placing current students in other institutions. Read the article to the end.
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0 #6 NTEZIRYAYO Anastase 2017-12-09 16:01
some who have responsibility,Try to ask where the students finished course are oriented then they was missing graduation this year just wait the min- graduation in march 2018.
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