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Mr Manzi Tumubweine swears-in as the new c

Mr Manzi Tumubweine swears-in as the new chairperson of Kabale University last week. Looking on is the Kabale Chief Magistrate Ms Agatonica Mbabazi. PHOTO BY ROBERT MUHEREZA 

By  ROBERT MUHEREZA

Posted  Thursday, March 10   2016 at  02:00

KABALE- Government will effective June take over Kabale University, according to Prof Joy Kwesiga, the vice chancellor.

Prof Kwesiga, who was speaking at the swearing-in of new university council members last week, said government will provide technical expertise to train both students and other stakeholders.
Mr Manzi Tumubweine, a former state minister for Privatisation, was sworn-in as the new University Council chairperson.
The university started as a community institution in October 2002 using structures that were provided by Kabale District local government on Kinkungiri Hill.

It was in March 2005 granted a licence by the National Council for Higher Education and was in 2014 granted a charter. From 42 students, the institution has now grown to accommodate about 4,000 students.

Ms Agatonica Mbabazi, the Kabale Chief Magistrate, presided over the ceremony, where other council members, including Mr Gashaija Zirimwabagabo (vice chairperson), together with 21 other were sworn-in.

“I am very sure that Kabale University shall succeed in all its endeavours now that the government has taken it over. Let’s work as a team to facilitate the success of this university,” Mr Tumubweine said shortly after his swearing-in.

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