Education

BUNYORO UNIVERSITY TO BE CENTERED IN HOIMA

By Innocent Atuganyira

MASINDI: Leaders in Masindi district have unanimously agreed Bulera Core PTC in Hoima to be shifted to Kamurasi Primary Teachers College Masindi to pave space for the establishment of Bunyoro Public University.

The resolution was made on Wednesday evening during the meeting involving Bunyoro University steering committee members, Masindi district leaders and Kamurasi PTC board members at Kamurasi PTC.

According to Hon. Jacob Karubanga the Chairperson for Bunyoro Public University Steering Committee, the purpose of the meeting is to identify the land where the public university will be established.

Karubanga who also doubles as the Member of Parliament for Kibanda South in Kiryandongo district suggested that since Kamurasi PTC was phased out by the government, Bulera Core PTC can be reallocated to the structures of Kamurasi PTC to pave space for the establishment of the public university.

The politician asserted that the Bunyoro Public University which will be a college model university will have its centre at the Bulera Core PTC.

‘’The Greater-Masindi college will offer business studies and oil and gas courses, while Hoima college will offer health science courses because they have a school of nursing and midwifery and the regional referral hospital,’’ Karubanga said.

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According to the legislator, the establishment of the public university needs over 300 acres of land which is already available.

Dr. Kabagambe F.A Kaliisa the Senior Presidential Advisor on Oil and Gas advised the leaders in Masindi district to support the idea of reallocating the Bulera Core PTC to Masindi since they are in search of land.

He said that this will pave space for the establishment of Bunyoro Public University.

However, Owek. Dr. Patrick Byakagaba the member of the steering committee for the establishment of Bunyoro Public University said there will be a need to add more structures at Kamurasi PTC to accommodate Bulera Core PTC.

Hon. Joab Businge the Member of Parliament for Masindi Municipality welcomed the idea of reallocating Bulera Core PTC to Masindi saying that it will be of benefit since the centre for Bunyoro Public University will be in Hoima.

Hon. Betty Kyomuhendo, the Deputy Mayor Masindi Municipality also welcomed the idea noting there is support from the leaders in Masindi.

Peter Ayebale the Masindi Municipal Acting Principal Education Officer disclosed that it’s constitutional to reallocate the government institution to other structures.

Kamurasi PTC sits on 40 acres of land.

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