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Kigezi University - College of Agriculture UOK

Type of Organization: University
Areas of work: Education
Region: Africa
Country: Uganda
The Idea of Kigezi University was born way back in 1999 under the umbrella of the abantu for development Uganda. In 1999, Kashambya sub-county Local Government signed and sealed a commitment deed confirming its donation of land in Bucundura Town Council Rukiga District for the development of Kigezi University. This contribution was thirteen (13) acres of land and the developments at Nyaruziba Hill. In the same year, an application to operate a technical collage as a centre of higher learning was submitted to the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES).The University was established as a not-for-profit community institution, owned by the citizens of the current districts of Kabale, Kanungu, Kisoro and ntungamo and Rukungiri. The University opened its gates in 2002 to forty-two (82) students coming from all parts of Uganda, and the neighbouring countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.