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Catholic Church moots new faith-based university

The Catholic Church has finalized plans to establish a faith based University in Kabale Diocese (PHOTO /File)

KAMPALA — The Catholic Church has finalized plans to establish a faith-based university in Kabale, the Diocese of Kabale has announced.

Rt. Rev. Callist Rubaramira, the Bishop of Kabale Diocese in a letter dated August 23 said budding university will be operated under name St. Ignatius University Kabale.

“In a bid to strengthen education in the Diocese. I am pleased to officially inform you that the Diocese embarked on the process to establish and run a Private University in the Diocese,” he said, noting that the process has received the endorsement of the regulator.

On July 18, 2022, the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) granted to the diocese a Letter of Interim Authority to operate a Private University in Uganda,” Bishop Rubaramira explained, adding that: “The Letter of Interim Authority from NCHE allows us officially to; mobilize funds, acquire requisite infrastructure and academic facilities and organize academic and administrative human resources and do any other things that may further the development of the proposed university to maturity.”

He said the once the process of organizing the necessary requirements, they would proceeed apply for a Provisional License.

“On submitting the application for a Provisional License, NCHE will set a team to come and inspect our Campus and if found ready, we shall be granted the provisional license to operate.”

He noted that the diocese is planning to organize a special BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL FUND for this project.

He asked the public to actively collaborate with the “Steering Committee in place so that we can together expedite the process of realizing this noble project in our Diocese.”

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