The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has accredited Uganda Christian Universty’s medical school located at Mengo Hospital in Kampala.
“It is very good news for us to get accreditation from NCHE without any conditionalitities. We invested a lot in the technical, human resource and infrastructure facilities,” the Deputy Vice Chancellor, David Mugawe said in an interview with The Standard on March 14.
On March 12, UCU received a letter of accreditation from the NCHE, informing the university that three new programmes could start, namely the Bachelors of Medicine, the Bachelor of Surgery and the Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
“It is with joy and utmost gratitude to God for me to announce that we have received a letter of accreditation for the programmes to be offered by UCU’s Medical School,” he said.
According to Mr Mugawe, preparatory meetings were yet to be held to guide the university on when exactly the school can be opened.
The letter also stated that another four new academic courses were accredited while five existing ones had been re-accredited.
“The new courses are; Bachelor of Development Economics, the Bachelor of Project Planning & Management, the Bachelor of Public Health; and Diploma in Procurement & Logistics Management.
The academic programmes that have been re-accredited are the Bachelor of Computer Science, the Bachelor of Economics and Management, the Bachelor of Public Administration & Management, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and the Diploma in Project Planning and Management.
Dr Benon Musinguzi, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, has said: “We thank God for this. It has lifted us to a higher level, giving us another opportunity to prove that we are indeed the centre of excellence in the heart of Africa.”