Kampala Universities among colleges operating ‘illegally’ – gov’t

Kampala Universities among colleges operating ‘illegally’ – gov’t
A section of South Sudanese students pitching camp at Kampala University main campus over graduation drama. [Photo: Sheila Ponnie]

​The Kampala University – Juba campus is missed from the list of registered private universities and colleges in the country, the government has said.

The Ministry of Higher Education said th​​at only four institutions are registered with them.

This leaves the fate of hundreds of students staring from a potential crisis like the one that recently befell those of Kampala University.

The four registered private universities as per the document from the Ministry of Higher Education includes South Sudan Catholic University College, Starford International University College, St Mary College and Star International College.    

Kampala University among those who are staring at the brink of deregistration by the government should they fail to comply with the law.

Continuing students in the affected institutions have been cautioned to take precautionary measures.

“All eligible candidates are advised not to enroll with any university which is not registered with Higher Education” part of the document read.

Media was also urged not to advertise with those universities that have not registered with Higher Education.

A section of South Sudanese students took Kampala University to a Ugandan court after they failed to graduate in July.