Iganga-based Busoga University recently faced its fate after it was closed by the National Council For Higher Education(NCHE).
This is according to a general notice that was published in the gazette on 1st December 2017 which barred Busoga University from advertising or recruiting any students after that date. The varsity’s license was revoked on November 27, 2017 over issues like lack of up to date student records, failure to conduct progressive student assessment and irregular graduation of students who do not qualify.
Among other reasons for the closure of the university are: absence of adequately qualified staff, admission of students without the requisite admission criteria, illegal affiliation, poor financial health and teaching of unaccredited programmes. The notice termed these as unending irregularities at the institution.
A technical committee is meant to be set up to run the placement of eligible students in recognized higher institutions of learning.
By law the university only has a chance to reapply for a license to operate again after two years from the date of revocation.
“The revocation of the licence does not affect the validity of any certificate, diploma, degree or other academic award granted by the university when still under the provisional license.” reads a line in the notice.