West Nile’s first ever public university opens its doors for the first intake this August.
The university is starting with two courses: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Bachelor of Information Systems.
Prof Christine Dranzoa, the university chancellor designate, said 100 students would be admitted on government sponsorship while another 100 will be on private sponsorship.
“For the last four years we have been working very hard to acquire resources and developing our infrastructure and it is at its final stages of development. We are beginning with these courses because resources for their facilities are relatively easy in the science domain,” Prof Dranzoa said.
The university secretary, Fr Epiphany Odubuker, said there is need to ensure quality education at the university. “This is a huge investment which should be translated into quality education,” he said.
Several people are rushing to establish hostels and entertainment centres around the university, targeting students.