KAMPALA- Government has granted Kisubi Brothers University College a Letter of Interim Authority setting the institution on the path to autonomy.
The university was established in 2004 as a study centre of Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, but was in 2009 authorised to operate as a constitute college of the same university.
Prof John Ssebuwufu, the principal of the college, told journalists at Kisubi, Wakiso District yesterday the acquisition of Letter of Interim Authority was milestone in the history of the institution.
“We are indeed grateful to Uganda Martyrs University for nurturing and after 10 years they are satisfied that we can move on our own,” he said.
Before a university or tertiary institution is set up, it has to first obtain a licence from the National Council for Higher Education.
In the case of a university, the licencing starts with the application and issuing of a Letter of Interim Authority, which indicates that the applicant has a good project proposal for the establishment of a university.
The Letter of Interim Authority is valid for three years. When the institution complies well, it is then issued with a provisional licence and later a charter.
Dr Bernard Luwerekera, the deputy principal of the college, said they received their clearance from National Council for Higher Education last month.