482 students graduated with diplomas and certificates in March and August this year.
This is an amazing achievement for each of them. As well as changing their lives as individuals,
together they will make a real contribution to developing this remote community.
We look forward to reporting some inspirational stories from our graduates in a few years.
BSc Curriculum Approved
Great Lakes Regional University IT Room
The University has successfully submitted its curriculum for the BSc programme in Education & Entrepreneurship
and this has been approved by The Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
It has also passed its government inspection - a vital and challenging hurdle for a small institution which at least
two other Universities did not achieve.
The University plans to enrol 40 new students into Business and Social Sciences in Feb 2018 and 40 into its
Science Teaching degree programme in Aug 2018. This offers an innovative approach
to science education and will train science teachers who are much needed in the region.
University management team
The University has built up a strong management team who will lead the institution to
attain its charter.
They are in process of getting the core courses accredited and recruiting the additional
250 students required for a successful critical mass.
The photograph (left to right) shows:
- Academic Registrar: Mr Rupehar
- The Vice Chancellor: Professor Erapu
- Science Lecturer: Pius Ariho
- The Deputy Vice Chancellor: David Kabazer
- The Chancellor: Rev Dr Hamlet Mbabazi
President Museveni opening Great Lakes Regional University
The President of the Republic of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,
officially opened Great Lakes Regional University on 6th January 2016.
This was a fantastic achievement for an institution which was founded as a community
college in 2004.
The visit by the man who has been president of Uganda for 30 years illustrates
how important the University is to the people of Kanungu.
Students at the SEED Institute
The new Science Education to Enhance Development (SEED) Institute buildings are now complete
and the laboratories are being equipped.
This faculty focuses on training secondary school science teachers who are much needed
in the region.
The Institute provides practical facilities for the main science subjects:
- Information Technology
The University library
The University teaches in six faculties, all focused on employment needs in the region:
- Education, including training secondary school science teachers
- Agricultural science
- Social Science leading to work in Local Government
- Information Technology
- Business & entrepreneurship (e.g. tourism)
- Carpentry & metalwork
The carpentry workshop
In addition to its academic subjects, the University teaches practical subjects
in its well-equipped metalwork and carpentry workshops.
The workshops are also used to make equipment for use in the University and for sale to