Busoga University admits 350 Kenyans

Thursday, 20th April,

BUSOGA University admitted 350 students from Kenya during the April intake, reports George Bita.

Nathan Muyobo, the university secretary/registrar, said on Tuesday that the university takes in students in both April and October to cater for those pursuing a foundation course.

By 10:00am, three Regional bus coaches had brought hundreds of Kenyan students from Nairobi to the university, located near CMS trading centre, five kilometres from Iganga town.

Muyobo said the university’s Kenya liaison office coordinated the transport.

Bodaboda riders had a field day as they hiked their fares from sh500 to sh2,000 as they transported non-Ugandan parents and students back to the town.

Muyobo said, “Kenyans have been very supportive to this university since its inception. During the last academic year we had 210 but their population this year is overwhelming.”

“Out of the 350 Kenyans, 152 are female and we are going to house them in hostels near the campus.

Most male students prefer renting their own premises,” Muyobo said.

He said the courses with the lowest number of students were the Diploma in development studies and Diploma in journalism, with one student each.

Muyobo said those who will have successfully complete their foundation course would start their degree courses in October.

He said the number of Ugandan students at the university was 418. The university started with 19 students.

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