Kampala- National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has ordered Kayiwa International University to suspend all its academic programmes until the council evaluates its capacity to handle such programmes.
According to the NCHE executive director, Prof John Opuda, the university has not yet been cleared to offer academic courses and the land on which it is situated is still under dispute.
“In fact, what they are doing is in total violation of the law that governs higher institutions of learning. We are sending another team there because they have failed to do what we expected them to,” he said in an interview last Friday.
But Pastor Simeon Kayiwa, the university proprietor, described Prof Opuda’s claims as baseless, insisting that there are no academic programmes conducted at his premises.
However, he admitted there are some students, particularly from the nearby Ndejje University, Kampala campus, who occasionally go there, purposely to revise their books.
Prof Opuda said Kayiwa International University’s current status only allows it to establish structures.